(News Channel 9 ABC) – The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) says there is currently a hepatitis A outbreak in several northeast Alabama counties. It says since September 1st of last year, there have been 26 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Jackson County, and 19 confirmed cases in DeKalb County. There have been a total of 51 cases throughout the state in that same time frame. As of April 16th, the ADPH says

there are 22 active cases in Jackson County and 12 cases in DeKalb Conty. Unlike similar, recent cases in Tennessee and Georgia, the ADPH has not pinpointed an exact location, such as a restaurant, for the source of the outbreak. In a March 23 release, the Chattanooga – Hamilton County Health Department said there had been 129 cases in the county since May 2018. As of April 15, however, that number has risen to 148 cases. READ MORE

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