As Florida’s hepatitis A death toll continues to rise, the Department of Health has not released where the deaths have occurred.
The state reports 29 people have died from the food-borne illness since the beginning of the year.
For nearly two months, ABC Action News Anchor Wendy Ryan been asking the state for information on the death cases, including the age, gender and county – information the health department regularly releases when it comes other diseases, such as the flu.
Meanwhile the hepatitis A epidemic continues in Florida and the state’s surgeon issued a public health emergency order for the state.
Have your voice heard. If you think the public has the right to know this information, you can call the state surgeon general at 850-245-4321 or governor’s office at 850-488-7146.
You can also email Gov. DeSantis: flgov.com/email-the-governor.