PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- According to health experts, there is a wave of hepatitis A cases in Arizona.

While most of these cases are said to be in Tucson, a rise in these cases is happening in the Valley.

The outbreak of hepatitis A, a viral disease that impacts the liver, started in November. Despite the effort to boost vaccinations, the outbreak expanded.

It could take months to contain.

So far, Arizona had 212 hepatitis A cases in 2019.

The number is the highest of any statewide total in more than a decade, according to statistics.

Health experts expect the number of cases to increase.


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