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.

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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.

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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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