Fifth people dies from hepatitis A in Martin County – WPBF West Palm Beach

Fifth other folks dies from hepatitis A in Martin County


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IS GOOD TIME TO STAR BUILDING ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY THAT WAS ISSUED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN NOVEMBER OF LAST YEAR, FLORIDA SURGEON GENERAL SCOTT RIVKEES IS TAKING ACTION. RIVKEES SAID, I AM DECLARING THIS PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AS A PROACTIVE STEP TO APPROPRIATELY ALERT THE PUBLIC TO THIS SERIOUS ILLNESS AND PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD O HEPATITIS A IN OUR STATE. A VACCINATION, HE SAYS, IS THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT AN HEP A INFECTION, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT HIGH RISK BY THE FDOH AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, WHO INCLUDE THE HOMELESS, IV DRUG USERS, GAY MEN WHO HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX, EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF, AND FIRST RESPONDERS. THOSE AT HEIGHTENED RISK INCLUDE PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE, CLOTTING FACTOR DISORDERS, AND PEOPLE OVER 60 WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION. AND WHILE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS LESS THAN 5% OF CASES IN THE STATE ARE FROM FOOD WORKERS, EMPLOYEES AT LEAST THREE RESTAURANTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DISEASE. THE GOOD NEWS, THERE HAVE BEEN NO CASES OF HEPATITIS SPREADING FROM A WORKER TO A CUSTOMER. RIVKEES SAID IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE VACCINATE AS MANY HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE HERD IMMUNITY. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE IS PRETTY EASY. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS, ESPECIALLY AFTER USING BATHROOMS, CHANGING DIAPERS,

Fifth other folks dies from hepatitis A in Martin County

The Florida Division of Health urges residents to bewitch steps to prevent the unfold of hepatitis A, which is on the upward push in Florida and a form of parts of the United States.The Florida Division of Health in Martin County confirms that there are today 32 cases of hepatitis A and 5 deaths associated to problems from the virus.”Our team is one among many communities across the sing and the nation experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak,” acknowledged Carolann Vitani, Intervening time Health Officer for the Florida Division of Health in Martin County. “With this standard thunder, it’s indispensable that folk bewitch steps to present protection to themselves via correct hand washing and vaccination.”Earlier this month, Florida Surgeon Frequent Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency to address the amplify in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the the recent nationwide outbreak.For more recordsdata, which that you just need to well contact your local Health Division:Palm Seaside County: 561-840-4500Martin County: 772-221-4000St. Lucie County: 772-462-3800Indian River County: 772-794-7400Okeechobee County: 863-462-5800

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. —

The Florida Division of Health urges residents to bewitch steps to prevent the unfold of hepatitis A, which is on the upward push in Florida and a form of parts of the United States.

The Florida Division of Health in Martin County confirms that there are today 32 cases of hepatitis A and 5 deaths associated to problems from the virus.

“Our team is one among many communities across the sing and the nation experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak,” acknowledged Carolann Vitani, Intervening time Health Officer for the Florida Division of Health in Martin County. “With this standard thunder, it’s indispensable that folk bewitch steps to present protection to themselves via correct hand washing and vaccination.”

Earlier this month, Florida Surgeon Frequent Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency to address the amplify in hepatitis A cases in Florida due to the the recent nationwide outbreak.

For more recordsdata, which that you just need to well contact your local Health Division:

  • Palm Seaside County: 561-840-4500
  • Martin County: 772-221-4000
  • St. Lucie County: 772-462-3800
  • Indian River County: 772-794-7400
  • Okeechobee County: 863-462-5800

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