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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Those Most at Risk for Hepatitis A to Get Vaccinated

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and numerous state and local partners continue to investigate and respond to a large, multi-state hepatitis A outbreak.

More than 2,000 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in Tennessee, including 13 resulting in the deaths of the patients.

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Tennessee Department of Health continues response to Hepatitis A Outbreak

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate and respond to a hepatitis A outbreak impacting the state with more than 400 cases of illness to date. One death associated with this hepatitis A outbreak has been reported.

The outbreak in Tennessee most heavily affects Nashville and Chattanooga.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

Tennesseans Most at Risk Urged to Get Vaccinated for Hepatitis A.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office gives Hepatitis A Vaccinations to Inmates and Jail Deputies

 

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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and their inmate medical provider Correct Care Solutions, along with the assistance of the Montgomery County Health Department and Tennessee Department of Health, administered 610 hepatitis A vaccines to inmates and jail deputies on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.

The need to vaccinate the inmates and jail employees was to prevent an outbreak after an inmate tested positive for hepatitis A. The inmate tested positive on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 and has since been quarantined and is under medical care. As of today, no other inmate has tested positive for hepatitis A.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office administers Hepatitis A Vaccinations at the Montgomery County Jail after one inmate tested positive on August 2nd.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office administers Hepatitis A Vaccinations at the Montgomery County Jail after one inmate tested positive on August 2nd.

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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Tennesseans at Risk for Hepatitis A to Get Vaccinated Now

 

Tennessee Department of Health

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville, Chattanooga and the Mid-Cumberland Region with nearly 100 cases statewide.

This hepatitis A outbreak is linked to a large, multi-state outbreak that has been going on since early 2017, primarily affecting recreational drug users and persons experiencing homelessness in other states including the nearby states of Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

Tennessee Department of Health stresses vaccination need due to Hepatitis A outbreak in Tennessee. (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Vaccines are Not Just for Children

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Preventing an illness is always better than trying to treat it once it occurs. That’s why doctors with the Tennessee Department of Health encourage people of all ages to talk with their healthcare providers about the immunizations needed for lifelong protection.

“Vaccines aren’t just for kids. They provide protection against many potentially serious and preventable illnesses that can strike an individual, a family or a community without warning,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

Immunizations Prevent Serious Illnesses throughout Life.

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Tennessee Department of Health says you should know the risks of Hepatitis C

 

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Hepatitis C is a deadly but treatable disease; that’s why the Tennessee Department of Health is sharing a reminder about the importance of getting tested.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a perfect time to know your status and seek treatment if needed.

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Tennessee Department of Health Encourages Parents to Make Appointments Now for School Vaccinations to Avoid Last-Minute Rush

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – School’s out for summer, and right now Tennessee youngsters and their parents may have camp sessions, vacation and play dates on their minds. But the next school year is just around the corner, and some students will need immunizations before school starts.

Tennessee students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance, and parents are urged to make appointments now for needed vaccinations to avoid the last-minute rush to get them when the new school year starts.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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Tennessee Department of Health says Free Five-Minute Online Assessment for Hepatitis could Save Your Life

 

Baby Boomers at Greatest Risk for Silent Killer Hepatitis C

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Do you have hepatitis C, a potentially deadly viral disease? Do you know if you are more likely to have it than someone else?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a free, five-minute online assessment that can tell you if you are at risk.

There are different types of viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines and Hepatitis C can often be cured if diagnosed and treated early. It’s important for individuals, particularly baby boomers, to know if they have any form of hepatitis. «Read the rest of this article»

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