Hepatitis A Cases Surge in W.Va., Ky.

Sep 26, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the infectious liver disease hepatitis A has hit Appalachia hard during the past several months. Kara Lofton looks into what is causing the outbreak and how public officials are working to slow the spread.

Also on today's show, when it comes to making voting more secure, cybersecurity experts say the U.S. should move away from electronic voting machines and back towards paper ballots. West Virginia is heading the other direction.

The state is experimenting with allowing service members deployed overseas to vote using an app on their smartphone. But, as Dave Mistich reports in a story that first aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, there are some security concerns about the app.

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