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  • AL: 2019 Hepatitis A

    Source: http://www.waff.com/2019/01/09/state...heast-alabama/

    State health officials warn of hepatitis A outbreak in northeast Alabama
    By Stephen McLamb | January 9, 2019 at 5:43 PM CST - Updated January 9 at 5:55 PM

    (WAFF) - State health officials are warning of a heptatitis A outbreak in Jackson and DeKalb counties.

    So far there are 17 people in Jackson and DeKalb counties that have tested positive for hepatitis A, and health officials say that number could rise.

    Health officials say there are nine reported cases in Jackson County and eight cases in DeKalb County...

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    Source: http://times-journal.com/article_f8a...a071390d1.html

    Eight cases of hepatitis A recently reported
    Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 3:33 pm | Updated: 3:36 pm, Mon Jan 14, 2019.
    Hannah Raughton

    The Alabama Department of Public Health recently released information that there is a hepatitis A outbreak in DeKalb and Jackson County.

    Medical Officer Karen Landers said an outbreak means there has been a minimum of two cases.

    “Currently by case definition, which means the person who has hepatitis A meets certain parameters of illness as defined by the CDC, we have eight cases at the moment in DeKalb County,” Landers said...

    ...The eight cases of hepatitis A in DeKalb County have been identified as part of the high-risk population, Landers said.

    “The persons who have been effected have been people who are high-risk, such as those experiencing homelessness, who would have less access to bathroom facilities for handwashing and the injectable and oral drug abuse population,” she said...



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