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    Posted: August 12 2018 at 7:26am
Health official: Arkansas hepatitis outbreak likely to grow
The Associated Press

August 11, 2018 12:51 PM

Updated August 11, 2018 12:52 PM
PARAGOULD, Ark.

An Arkansas health official says a hepatitis A outbreak in northeast Arkansas is likely to grow.

State epidemiologist Dirk Haselow told The Jonesboro Sun that other states have seen outbreaks continue for more than a year and more cases are expected in Arkansas.

The outbreak began in February and includes restaurants in Corning, Walnut Ridge and Paragould with 83 people infected as of Friday. A person in western Arkansas has also tested positive for the disease.

State Health Department spokeswoman Me Mirivel said the state generally sees three or four cases of hepatitis A per year.

Read more here: https://www.bradenton.com/news/local/health-care/article216513935.html#storylink=cpy

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How are people getting it? Needles? Sex? Eating Out? Article does not say. I can tell you I am getting skittish about eating out because unlike years ago (like 52 years ago) people working in restaurants do not get blood tests to see if they have no communicable diseases.    I think that we should start testing people who work in the food business and handle people's food to make sure they are clean of diseases.
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I believe that homelessness is a factor. People with no roof also have no toilet. Hep A is transmissable by water.

I think there is a vaccine.
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