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West Virginia Reports 540 Cases of Hepatitis A

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West Virginia health officials say 540 confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been reported in the state.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the Department of Health and Human Resources said 297 of the cases are in Kanawha County, as of Friday.

In Cabell County, the number of cases rose 21 percent this week to 114, up from 94 the previous week.
The cases have been linked to the virus strain found in a multistate outbreak.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 to field questions and share information.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hepatitis A is a communicable disease of the liver caused by a virus. It is usually transmitted person-to-person or by consuming contaminated food or water.
 

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