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Hepatitis Strains Disappearing in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
A recent study shows two types of Hepatitis are dying out in the Hawkeye state.
The Iowa Department of Public Health says only seven cases of Hepatitis A were reported in 2012. That's more than 60 percent less than the 3 year average of 19.
Cases of a rare type of Hepatitis B, called Haemophilus influenzae type B, are also declining.
No one reported getting sick from it at all last year, and only three people were infected in 2011.
Experts say the drop in both illnesses comes from more people getting their families vaccinated against preventable diseases.