DHHS Plans Hepatitis A Awareness Campaign

According to a report in Gongwer, there are currently 218 diagnosed cases of Hepatitis A in Michigan.  The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said it will run a media campaign from June through August to encourage public information about the potentially fatal disease, urging people to be vaccinated.

The department did not provide full details on how the campaign will be run, but one focus will be to get information to people who would be most at risk for the disease, including intravenous drug users, homeless persons, people who have been in prison, and people with chronic liver disease.

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