During a hepatitis A disaster, there’s a nationwide famine of inoculation

( CNN) The engagement against hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national scarcity of the vaccine needed to combat it.

“Current supply is not sufficient to support demand for vaccine, ” the US Middle for Disease Control and Prevention said in a written statement.

Southeast Michigan has understood 495 cases of hepatitis A and 19 extinctions, mainly in Macomb and Wayne counties and in Detroit. The outbreak began in August 2016, and after a drop off during the winter, has been clambering since February of this year, said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Angela Minicuci.

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