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    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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    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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      Northeast Alabama hepatitis A outbreak continues
      Everyone in the Northeast Alabama area is encouraged to get vaccinated
      Special to the Times-Journal Mar 20, 2019 Updated 53 min ago

      The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) continues investigating a hepatitis A outbreak in DeKalb and Jackson counties. Additional cases that may be related have also been identified in Cherokee and Marshall Counties, with March 3 as the latest known symptom onset.

      Currently, there are 22 cases in Jackson County, 12 cases in DeKalb County and 1 case in Marshall County. For more details about the current outbreak, please see Alabama’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Report at