More than 300 Hepatitis A cases reported in Louisiana

Louisiana News

Courtesy: MGN Online

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Louisiana Department of Health says there are more than 300 Hepatitis A cases reported in the state. 

As of June 21, 2019, Louisiana has 305 reported cases of Hepatitis A infection, three of which are not linked to the current outbreak. These are cumulative counts since January 1, 2018. 

One death has been reported.

The breakdown of the numbers is 59% hospitalized, with the age range from 5-81. The median age is 34-years-old. 

This increase in cases mirrors the hepatitis A outbreaks occurring in other states. 

Click here for a parish by parish look at the numbers.

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