Fifth of us dies from hepatitis A in Martin County – WPBF West Palm Seaside
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Fifth of us dies from hepatitis A in Martin County – WPBF West Palm Seaside

Fifth particular person 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 particular person dies from hepatitis A in Martin County

The Florida Department of Health urges residents to maintain steps to pause the spread of hepatitis A, which is on the rise in Florida and various formula of the US.The Florida Department of Health in Martin County confirms that there are currently 32 cases of hepatitis A and 5 deaths linked to complications from the virus.”Our neighborhood is one of many communities all over the negate and the nation experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak,” talked about Carolann Vitani, Intervening time Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Martin County. “With this fashioned sing, it is crucial that folks maintain steps to give protection to themselves via licensed hand washing and vaccination.”Earlier this month, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a public properly being emergency to handle the develop in hepatitis A cases in Florida attributable to the sizzling national outbreak.For added files, it is in all probability you’ll be ready to contact your native Health Department: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 Department of Health urges residents to maintain steps to pause the spread of hepatitis A, which is on the rise in Florida and various formula of the US.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County confirms that there are currently 32 cases of hepatitis A and 5 deaths linked to complications from the virus.

“Our neighborhood is one of many communities all over the negate and the nation experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak,” talked about Carolann Vitani, Intervening time Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health in Martin County. “With this fashioned sing, it is crucial that folks maintain steps to give protection to themselves via licensed hand washing and vaccination.”

Earlier this month, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a public properly being emergency to handle the develop in hepatitis A cases in Florida attributable to the sizzling national outbreak.

For added files, it is in all probability you’ll be ready to contact your native Health Department:

  • 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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