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  • WY: Hepatitis A Outbreak Continuing in Natrona County

    Source: https://www.sweetwaternow.com/hepati...atrona-county/


    Hepatitis A Outbreak Continuing in Natrona County

    By PRESS RELEASE -
    February 9, 2018
    NATRONA COUNTY — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department continue to investigate a growing Natrona County hepatitis A outbreak that began in October.

    Since October, 14 cases have been confirmed among Natrona County residents, which is a significant increase over the usual total for Wyoming. Previously, the long-term average statewide was two cases annually with the last reported local Hepatitis A infection in 2012.

    “While some of the Natrona County cases did not have a clear hepatitis A exposure risk, recent cases have been concentrated among current injection drug users,” said Clay Van Houten, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program manager with WDH...
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