Hep A Outbreak
Confession. I never actually met anyone who contracted Hepatitis A when Tampa became the center of the state’s outbreak. Still, the numbers (548 cases statewide in 2018, and more than 60 reported during a six-day stretch in April) were almost enough to keep from eating out as restaurants like the Dalí Museum café, Ulele, Ferg’s and even a Tarpon Springs Taco Bell all found themselves in Hep A-related headlines.
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