The Illinois Department of Public Health has identified a statewide Hepatitis A outbreak comprised of 17 confirmed cases since September 2018. These cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men (MSM), homeless individuals, and/or those who use drugs.
Most of the outbreak cases are among men, and the majority have been hospitalized. Will County has one associated with this outbreak, and it is believed the person contracted Hepatitis A while traveling out of state. More information is available at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/hepatitisA.