North Carolina Confirms 495 Hepatitis A Cases

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recently announced the state had surpassed 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A associated with a national outbreak that began in April 2017. 
In addition, NCDHHS confirmed 63% of patients had required hospitalization, and 16 people have died from hepatitis A.
Since January 2021, 495 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A were reported by NCDHHS, indicating a marked increase in virus transmission. 
Of the 2021 cases, 13% are also infected with hepatitis B and 48% with hepatitis C. 

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