hepatitis A

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.

Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy / U.S. Air Force

Kentucky has one of the worst outbreaks of Hepatitis A in the country, and the liver disease has spread to several other Midwest states including Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana.