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The health department already has administered vaccinations to those who may have been exposed to hepatitis A at more than 60 locations in the county as part of a statewide outbreak.
Tammara Mims of Dayton received one of those vaccinations.
“I kind of feel protected because of that,” she said.
According to numbers released this week by the federal Centers for Disease Control, Montgomery County has 81 cases, the most in the state.
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Still, officials say it’s possible to lessen the chances of spreading the disease through simple, but important, steps.
“You want to make sure that you are washing your hands properly, preparing your food properly. Anytime you are in a place with a whole lot of people together, you are at greater risk,” Suffoletto said.
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