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4/19/2019 Update: Hepatitis A in Martin County

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The Health Department in Martin County is urging good handwashing and vaccination to stop the spread of hepatitis A in the community. From April 15-18, the Florida Department of Health provided approximately 765 hepatitis A vaccinations to uninsured, underinsured and at-risk adults.

With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated. Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to FDOH.

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