Reported Hepatitis A outbreak in North Alabama

(WIAT) --  An investigation is underway into a Hepatitis outbreak in North Alabama. The department of public health is reporting eight cases of Hep.A in Dekalb County.

Less than two weeks ago, the Department of Public Health began investigating cases in Jackson County following an outbreak.

Dr. Karen Landers, district medical officer of the Department of Public Health, said "In both of these counties the cases are linked to high risk groups and persons. Hep A can spread to an uninfected person if they eat or drink, after a person who is infected or come into contact with objects from an infected person, such as a needle.”

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