Above, members of the Pinellas red wagon team from left to right: Bridget Livingston, Kareem Altidor, Jalysa Erskine, Fannie Vaughn, RN and Vonet Lassister, RN.
Pinellas County Uses Every Tactic Available to Push Back Hepatitis A
Epidemiologists study disease trends so they are always the first to know when diseases spike. At the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas), the staff noticed a worrisome increase in hepatitis A cases in early 2018. Where there had been zero cases a year before, there were seven cases reported by the end of May. By September, the monthly count was up to 14.
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Hepatitis A Virus is a vaccine-preventable form of infectious hepatitis.
1. Hepatitis A is contagious and can harm your liver.
2. Prevent the spread of hepatitis A. Talk to your health care provider about getting vaccinated.
3. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective.
The hepatitis A information line is available to the public to answer questions regarding hepatitis A activity in Florida. The information line is available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm during normal business hours.
The toll free number is 1-844-CALL-DOH (844-225-5364)
You may email your questions to: HepA@flhealth.govRead More
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