Yakima’s Hep A Cases Growing Now up to 15
Yakima's Hepatitis A outbreak has now grown to 15 cases up from 11 reported earlier this week. Yakima Health District officials say all the cases still remain within the homeless or illicit drug user population.
The first 5 cases were reported on November 7. Since that time spokeswoman Lilian Bravo says they've been working with Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, Yakima County Jail Indian Health Services and Yakima's homeless camp Camp Hope trying to make sure homeless people are vaccinated against Hepatitis A. Bravo says they're hoping to contact family and friends of those infected to make sure they're vaccinated as well.