Health department launches new hepatitis prevention ad campaign

The New York City Department of Health has launched new ad campaigns spreading awareness of hepatitis prevention.



According to city statistics, Brooklyn had 15,000 cases of hepatitis last year. 



Department officials say most cases of the disease were reported in Brooklyn's Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, East New York and Flatbush areas.



Health officials say between 2005 and 2015 the rate of cases decreased because of increased funding from city council awareness campaigns and prevention and screening initiatives. 


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