Michigan Hit Hard by Hepatitis A

Saginaw County has joined a growing number of counties affected by an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan that has hospitalized hundreds and killed more than two dozen. Officials with the Saginaw County Department of Public Health announced there have been two confirmed cases of the disease in Saginaw County linked to the outbreak. Across Michigan, there had been 736 cases of hepatitis A linked to the outbreak as of Feb. 6, resulting in 24 deaths in 596 hospitalizations, according to health department officials. The counties and cities with the most cases include Macomb County, with 208 cases; city of Detroit, with 160 cases; Wayne County, with 128 cases; and Oakland County, with 100 cases. The Lenawee County Health Department has a confirmed case of hepatitis A. A Lenawee County resident tested positive for Hepatitis A. It is believed to be linked to an outbreak in southeast Michigan. The health department says the individual is not considered to be at high risk…

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