Concern Grows Over Hepatitis A In Nashville

Posted: 4:18 PM, May 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-31 21:26:39Z

Concern has continued to grow over a Hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville.

There has been word the health department may not have enough vaccines for those who want them.

Officials believe the gay community is most at risk right now. Hepatitis A can be a very serious viral infection, typically spread through fecal matter.

Health officials think it's an extension of an outbreak that's already infected hundreds of people in Kentucky. Two people there have died.

“We’re anticipating that we are going to see more cases, and that's why we want to get out in front of it as well as we can to get people vaccinated,” said Brian Todd.

In 2017, Davidson County only had two confirmed cases of Hepatitis A. So far in 2018, there have been 14 confirmed cases.