Hepatitis A Vaccine: Outbreak Spreads, Shadows Opioid Epidemic

By: Nada Ibrahim, HealthyJoCo Volunteer

There has been an increase in the number of Hepatitis A cases around the United States, spreading among drug users and homeless people. Ohio and Kentucky are among the states suffering with the most outbreaks across the US. There has been a trend, with high amounts of adults not vaccinated being infected.

The article gives some background information on Hepatitis A and its trend across america over the past two decades. To learn more about the issue happening, click the link below. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/08/10/hepatitis-vaccine-outbreak-spreads-shadows-opioid-epidemic/1967284001/