disease outbreak

First Indiana Hepatitis A Outbreak Death Reported

Jul 11, 2018
Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News

The state says it’s confirmed the first death in Indiana associated with a multi-state hepatitis A outbreak.

The Indiana State Department of Health isn’t releasing any more information about the death, citing privacy laws.

Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious liver disease that can be spread through fecal-oral means. Someone can contract the virus through contact with an infected person or contaminated food.

Computerized Surveillance System Quickly Detects Disease Outbreaks Among Preschoolers

Oct 13, 2014
University of Michigan Health System

A web-based system that allows preschools and child care centers to report illnesses to local public health departments could improve the detection of disease outbreaks and allow resources to be mobilized more quickly, according to University of Michigan research to be presented Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.