Officials say hepatitis A is on the rise in Florida


Multiple health departments are investigating whether a family ban is hepatitis A.

A Husband and wife – recently Jeff and Nancy Kirsch died. And their deaths launched pressure to do more about the hepatitis A outbreak in the state in Martin County.

But the Florida Department of Health is not looking at their deaths.

Jeff's brother, Ned Kirsch, is also dead. Ned died immediately after visiting the county.

Health officials provided up-to-date information on the number of people affected. They said there are 19 cases of hepatitis A in Martin County, six in Palm Beach County, two in Okeechobee County and two in St. Lucie County.

There are 15 cases in Southwest Florida. There are eight of these cases in County Lee

For more information about hepatitis A, visit the Florida Health website.

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