Nationwide, Hepatitis A continues to be a growing concern. Specifically, the Michigan Hepatitis A outbreak is the largest outbreak in United States history. Currently, 843 cases have been identified, 679 of which have resulted in hospitalizations. The State has resources at the ready and they can be leveraged for every food service establishment.
Hepatitis A Resources Available
- Hepatitis Information for food employees in five languages can be found here.
- Regulatory guidance for HAV Food Worker Case Follow Up can be found here.
- For the facts on Hepatitis A, follow this link.
News report tracking related to infectious disease can be found here. (This example map has Hepatitis A highlighted).
Please note: You can pick different illness agents from the box on the lower right and scroll down to see links to the specific news reports. Even though there is a bit of a lag to these data, it could be used as an additional resource to your team.