State Hepatitis A Outbreak

Doctor Steve Alles, director of the Division of Disease Control, said the numbers have been slowly climbing since 2017, and the city took a proactive stance in mid-2018.

“Starting last summer in July, Disease Control at the health department went out to the Kensington neighborhood, working with Prevention Point of Philadelphia, and we, onsite, in the encampments, on the streets, offered hepatitis A and flu vaccines to the homeless and drug-using people,” he said.

https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/city-health-officials-respond-statewide-outbreak-hepatitis

By Kim Glovas

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