In recent years, hepatitis A has become a much more common threat around the world. Even in the United States, the vaccine-preventable disease has proven to be a problem. While outbreaks in Kentucky and California stand out, the disease has made its way throughout the country.
As we approach the end of 2019, one more state is seeing a rise in the disease.
This year, reports of hepatitis A have risen dramatically in New Jersey, with over 500 cases being reported across the state. Along with these reported cases, six people have died.
Due to this, a public health alert has been issued for the state and there is a strong urging for individuals to receive the vaccine.