Note: This is very alarming. In the past, very few deaths were reported. This is the second large outbreak I’ve heard about with a large number of deaths. Time to start recommending vaccinating the population! Or at least the population at medium to high risk. Alan
LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) – A hepatitis A outbreak has caused 10 deaths over the last year in metro Detroit and has Michigan health officials on alert and investigating.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, there have been nearly 190 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in the city of Detroit, as well as Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and St. Clair counties. Those cases have come between Aug. 1, 2016 and June 26, 2017.
That represents an increase of nearly 10-times during the same time last year.