Indiana health officials say a large hepatitis outbreak that started in Kentucky has now made its way to the Hoosier State. Most of it is in the southeastern part of the state.

The Indiana Health Deptartment says there have been 77 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Indiana so far this year. That’s compared to less than 20 on average per year. Some health officials blame drug use and contaminated syringes. 

The virus can live for up to a month. It’s typically not fatal. Proper hand washing is the best way to prevent spreading and getting vaccinated.

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(This story was originally published on April 30, 2018)