CHICAGO (CBS)–Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated, after a recent spike in Hepatitis-A cases.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting six new cases within the past week.READ MORE: Celebrating Black History Makers: Sydney Barber Is First Black Female Brigade Commander At U.S. Naval Academy
There were two cases in suburban Cook County, three in east-central Illinois, and one in central Illinois.
A reported 75 cases of Hepatitis-A have been confirmed statewide this year.READ MORE: Trouble Accessing 1099-G Tax Forms For Unemployment Benefits Online? A Tech Expert Has A Possible Fix
That’s just slightly above the yearly average of 70.
Health officials say those at highest risk are gay men, homeless people, and those who use drugs.
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