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Health department closely monitoring Hepatitis A outbreak

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Health department closely monitoring Hepatitis A outbreak

Health department closely monitoring Hepatitis A outbreak

The Florida Health Department is now working with the health department in Vermont after a man with ties to Martin County passed away.

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Health department closely monitoring Hepatitis A outbreak

WE'RE STAYING ON TOP OF THEHEPATITIS A OUTBREAK IN OURAREA AFTER WPTV FIRST BROKETHE NEWS.THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENTIS NOW WORKING WITH THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT IN VERMONT AFTER AMAN WITH TIES TO MARTIN COUNTYPASSED AWAY.

NEWSCHANNEL 5sRYAN HUGHES IS PUSHING FORANSWERS TONIGHT━ HE'S LIVE INSTUART.I SPOKE WITH STATE SENATORGAYLE HARRELLGAYLE HARRELL TODAY.

SHE TELLSME SHE SPOKE TO THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT TODAY AND ISCLOSELY MONITORING THEOUTBREAK.

SHE IS AWAITING WORDFROM VERMONT REGARDING ANEXACT CAUSE OF DEATH FOR NEDKIRSCH, WHO DIED ON WEDNESDAYNED'S BROTHER JEFF ANDSISTE━I━LAW NANCY BOTHPASSED AWAY THREE WEEKS AGO INPALM CITY FROM COMPLICATIONSRELATED TO HEPATITIS A.

ISPOKE TO NED JUST DAYS BEFOREHIS PASSING AND HE WASFRUSTRATED━ WANTING TO KNOWTHE SOURCE OF THE VIRUS.

LEECOLLINS ALSO DIED FROM THEVIRUS.

TONIGHT━ MARTIN COUNTYREMAINS AT HIGH RISK WITH 19CONFIRMED CASES, BUT WE STILLDON'T KNOW THE SOURCE OF THEOUTBREAK.

WE KNOW THERE IS ACLUSTER OF CASES IN PALM CITY,BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS STILL NOTSAYING WHERE THE OTHER CASESARE LOCATED.

A REMINDER:HEPATITIS A IS SPREAD PERSONTO PERSON AND THROUGHCONTAMINATED FOOD ORWATER...AND IT USUALLY TAKESABOUT TWO TO SIX WEEKS FORFL━LIKE SYMPTOMS TO DEVELOP.THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ISREMINDING PEOPLE TO GETVACCINATED IF YOU HAVEN'TALREADY...AND TO CONTINUE TOWASH YOUR HANDS TO HELPREVENT THE SPREAD OF THEVIRUS.AGAIN━ HERE'S WHAT YOU NEEDTO KNOW TO PROTECT YOURSELFAND YOUR FAMILY.

HEPATITIS "A"CAN BE SPREAD THROUGH CLOSECONTACT WITH A PERSONINFECTED.

IT CAN ALSO BE AFOOD BOURNE ILLNESS.

THAT'SWHY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTSTRESSE━ WASH YOUR HANDSAFTER USING THE RESTROOM.....AND BEFORE PREPARING FOO━ TOPREVENT HEP "A".

THE SYMPTOMSOF THE DISEASE ARE SIMILAR TOTHE FLU.

SO IF YOU ARE FEELINGSICK...YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELYSEEK MEDICAL ATTENTI




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