The Alabama Department of Public Health is now investigating several cases of Hepatitis A in DeKalb County. District Medical Officer Dr. Karen Landers said they are expanding their vaccination efforts to at-risk populations in DeKalb County.
Anyone who experiences symptoms should contact a healthcare provider and use measures to prevent spreading the foodborne illness that can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver that is not lifelong like other forms of Hepatitis.
- Several cases of Hepatitis A are now being investigated in DeKalb County
- Police investigate fatal stabbing in DeKalb County
- Health officials investigating Hepatitis A outbreak in North Alabama
- Men charged with DeKalb County burglary
- Man dies in DeKalb County wreck
- Snowfall closes schools in DeKalb, Marshall counties
- Victim identified in deadly DeKalb County wreck
- 32 arrested in DeKalb County drug crackdown
- DeKalb County teen killed in ATV wreck
- DeKalb County authorities looking for escaped inmate