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.
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