Florida Officials declare state of emergency for Hepatitis A

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Florida Officials have declared a public state of emergency to help deal with a rise in Hepatitis A cases.

Marion County was named one of the most critically impacted counties. The emergency is to alert the public about the seriousness of Hepatitis A in Florida since the beginning of the year.

By comparison, there were 548 cases last year.