Preparing for Your Hepatitis A Outbreak - Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood!
Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN
Terrie B. Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
|Several states have been involved in an outbreak of Hepatitis A (HAV), concentrated in populations of homeless, drug users, and contacts of those individuals. The rapid growth of the outbreak once it infiltrates local communities has been overwhelming local resources and has required measures to attempt containment and control that differ from those previously used in HAV outbreaks. This presentation will describe lessons learned in this outbreak, providing possible assistance to IPs, public health workers, and communities that will experience this outbreak in the future.|