The number of hepatitis A outbreak cases reported in the Columbus, Ohio/ Franklin County has reached a level which hasn’t been seen in a quarter century, according to Columbus Public Health.
Health officials report 247 cases, with 77 percent of cases reported in Columbus.
Statewide, the outbreak total in Ohio has risen to 1,746 cases, including more than 1,000 hospitalizations. Six deaths have been reported.
Sixty-nine of Ohio’s 88 counties have been affected by the outbreak.
Besides the Columbus/Franklin County area, other counties reporting large number of cases include Butler (247), Montgomery (209) and Hamilton (130).
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