Colorado reports 26 cases of hepatitis A since January, more than typically logged in an entire year
The state health department is urging at-risk Coloradans to get vaccinated for hepatitis A after 26 cases of the liver infection were reported in the state since January.
That four-month total is more than Colorado typically sees in a year.
Most of the cases were in Front Range counties and all involved adults. Hepatitis A is a virus contracted by eating food or drinks contaminated with fecal matter from an infected person or through sexual contact with an infected person, including oral-anal contact. Those at higher risk include men who have sex with men, people who use drugs through injection, and people who are homeless.
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