Hepatitis Outbreak Hits County Jail


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Hepatitis Outbreak Hits County Jail

For the second time in less than a week, there is word of a second Hepatitis A outbreak in Indianapolis, but this time it is at the Marion County Jail.

According to an e-mail sent out Friday, jail officials say they discovered four cases of  Hepatitis A in the inmate population.

Both the State and Marion County Departments of Public Health have been notified.

Officials did note that an outbreak might be possible last year and took steps to vaccinate the jail population as well as offer vaccinations to jail staff.

They are working to clean all inmate housing areas.

Last week local public health officials warned that some residents may have been exposed to Hepatitis at the Burger King on Kentucky Avenue and Mann Road.

Since January 2018, there have been nearly 80 reported cases of Hepatitis in  Marion County.

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