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.
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