WARREN, Mich.— Michigan is in the throes of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the USA, a flareup that began in August 2016 and has killed 27 people, state health officials say.
The hepatitis A virus, which attacks the liver, is highly contagious. Just ask Christopher Larime ,46, of Grosse Pointe Park, who goes out to lunch most days with co-workers from the General Motors Tech Center here.
The father of three said he ate in March at the Buffalo Wild Wings across the road from his office. It’s the same restaurant where a food worker later was found to have hepatitis A.