The St. Louis County Health Department says the only action their taking to prevent Hepatitus A right now is educating the public. Kristin Marinec reports from Jefferson City.
The Centers for Disease Control says Missouri should consider offering routine Hepatitus A vaccinations for children.
The center says this solution is the most effective way to reduce the spread of the disease.
The number of cases in Missouri is almost twice the national average.
St. Louis Health Department Spokeswoman Ellen Waters says the county is focusing on educating restaruant employees.
Waters says it is an ongoing battle. From the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec
A St. Louis Councilman is trying to make a Hepatitus A vaccination mandatory for all restaurant employees. Kristin Marinec tells us more from Jefferson City.
St. Louis Councilman Jeff Wagener says he is concerned about the spread of Hepatitus A. He's asking the health department to strengthen the city's Hepatitus A prevention efforts.
Currently the number of Hepatitus A cases in Missouri is almost twice the national average.
The Centers for Disease Control says the most effective way to prevent outbreaks is the routine vaccination of children.
Right now the vaccination of restaruant employees is voluntary. From the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.