Hepatitis A Outbreak Across Ohio Targets Drug Users

06/29/18 – 4:43 P.M.

There has been a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A in Ohio. Hancock Public Health epidemiologist Chad Masters said that there have been a few cases in our area.

Chad Masters

Masters said that they are concerned about drug users.

Chad Masters

He added that another group at risk is men having sex with men. Masters explained that Hep A is transmitted by fecal-oral contact. You can avoid it by staying clean and washing your hands. Vaccines are also available.