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19 confirmed cases, 3 deaths of Hep A in Martin County. Press Conference today!

19 confirmed cases, 3 deaths of Hep A in Martin County. Press Conference today!

19 confirmed cases, 3 deaths of Hep A in Martin County. Press Conference today!

Martin County, Fl- The Health Department  in Martin County has confirmed 19 cases of Hepatitis A in Martin County and 3 deaths associated with complications from the virus.

Palm Beach County has 6 confirmed cases, and there have been 2 confirmed cases in both St Lucie and Okeechobee counties. On Thursday, the Broward County Health Department confirmed there have been seven cases of adults with Hepatitis A since the first of the year.

Local officials will participate in a press conference today at the Sheriff’s Office Media Room at 11 a.m.

Attendees include: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez; Representative Brian Mast; Senator Gayle Harrell; Dr. Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD, State Epidemiologist and Director, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, Florida Department of Health; Florida Department of Health in Martin County representatives; Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder and Martin County Commissioners.

“Our goal is to ensure Martin County residents have access to the information and resources needed to make the best decisions for themselves and their families about Hepatitis A,” said Martin County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Ciampi. “Our dedicated staff continues to partner with local, state and federal agencies, and we are committed to supporting all efforts on the Hepatitis A response in our community.  “Residents are encouraged to visit www.martin.fl.us, Martin County’s online resource for services, information and news.

 

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