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What You Need to Know: West Virginia’s Action to the Nationwide Hepatitis A Outbreaks

December 11, 2019

Since 2016, 30 states have experienced hepatitis A outbreaks, primarily among individuals experiencing homelessness and/or those struggling with substance misuse. State health departments, with support from the CDC, have mounted a robust public health response, with vaccination as a cornerstone for prevention. Hear from our experts about the national perspective and on-the-ground action to stop the spread of hepatitis A—as well as challenges that remain with these complex populations.


  • Cathy Slemp, MD, MPH, Commissioner and State Health Officer, West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
  • Neil Gupta, MD, MPH, Chief of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch in the Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention