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Hepatitis A infection, illustration

Source: KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – New data from the Cleveland Department of Public Health shows that the number of hepatitis A cases has more than doubled than the previous year.

Thirteen new cases of hepatitis A cases have been reported from Jan. 2018 to Nov. 2018; a 117 percent increase from the same time period in 2017.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that is spread by ingesting food or fluids contaminated with feces.

To help prevent the spread of hepatitis A, the Cleveland Department of Public Health is offering free vaccines at city health centers.

FACILITY DAYS TIME ADDRESS/PHONE
McCafferty Health Center  Every Monday 

1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 

8 – 11 a.m. 

8 – 11 a.m., 1 – 4 p.m.

4-7 p.m.

4242 Lorain Ave. 

(216) 664 – 6603 

or 

(216) 664 – 4120 

J Glen Smith 

Health Center 

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday   

Every Thursday 

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

8 – 11 a.m.

11100 St. Clair Ave. 

(216) 664 – 2704 

or 

(216) 664 – 4120 

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

First Picture Courtesy of The Washington Post and Getty Images

Second Picture Courtesy of Kateryna Kon, Science Photo Library, and Getty Images

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