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Louisiana explains hepatitis A outbreak after seeing 25 cases; many in the Baton Rouge area | News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Louisiana has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A, hoping to keep the number of infectious liver disease low. It is the 15th state to declare an outbreak. Dr. Joe Edge says Louisiana 25 eruptions are far fewer than in neighboring states, including Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. He says officials hope to convince people who are most at risk of being vaccinated and want to coordinate federal, state and social resources to fight the disease. Risk groups include illegal drug users and people who are homeless, detained or temporary homes Kant said that Tuesday, public health has bought thousands of vaccines and works with organizations to reach homeless and drug users. Edges say that most cases in Louisiana are in the Morehouse Parish and Baton Rouge areas.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Louisiana has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A, hoping to keep the number of infectious liver disease low. It is the 15th state to declare an outbreak.

Dr. Joe Edge says Louisiana 25 eruptions are far fewer than in neighboring states, including Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee. He says officials hope to convince people who are most at risk of being vaccinated and want to coordinate federal, state and social resources to fight the disease.

Risk groups include illegal drug users and people who are homeless, detained or temporary homes

Kant said that Tuesday, public health has bought thousands of vaccines and works with organizations to reach homeless and drug users.

Edges say that most cases in Louisiana are in the Morehouse Parish and Baton Rouge areas.

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