Hepatitis Update

posted Apr 11, 2019, 6:04 AM by Ryan Quinn
In light of ongoing, significant outbreaks of hepatitis-A throughout the country, state health officials are encouraging vaccination against the hepatitis A virus. 

Although there is not a current outbreak in Wisconsin, the state did have four cases of hepatitis A reported earlier this year. 

Outbreaks have occurred in other Midwest states, including Illinois, and preparation for such an outbreak in Wisconsin is ongoing. 

Each year Wisconsin typically has 10-30 cases of hepatitis A reported.