Eaton Co. joins list of counties in Mich. affected by recent Hepatitis A outbreak

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) confirmed on Friday that Eaton County's case of Hepatitis A is confirmed to the statewide outbreak reported on December 20, 2017.

In addition, BEDHD confirmed a second case of hepatitis A in Eaton County, but it's unknown if the second case is related to the outbreak in southeast Michigan.

Statewide 630 individuals have had illnesses linked to the December outbreak, 82 of which have had to be hospitalized and 20 people have died.

The majority of these cases have been from Metro Detroit.

Additional laboratory testing is being done for the second case to conclude if it too is part of the larger outbreak.

The person with the Hep A is not considered to be at high risk or a threat to others and is undergoing appropriate treatment.

See provided links on this story for more information on Hepatitis A and the outbreak in Michigan.