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Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A

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Since March 2018, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has reported an increase in the number of confirmed cases of acute hepatitis A virus. This increase in cases has primarily been among injection and non-injection drug users, homeless or mobile individuals, and those who have been recently incarcerated. Viral sequencing has linked cases from Kentucky and California.

West Virginia Hepatitis A Outbreak Cases*
as of October 19, 2018**
Number of Cases 1603
Demographics
Age Range 12-86
Median Age 37
Male 971 (60.6%)
Hospitalizations 833 (52%)
Deaths 5
Risk Factors
Co-infection with Hepatitis C
(Information available for 1285 cases)
763 (59.4%)
Co-infection with Hepatitis B
(Information available for 1285 cases)
142 (11.1%)
Reports Illicit Drug Use
(Information available for 1382 cases)
1044 (75.5%)
Homeless 198 (12.4%)
*: Table does not include all reported hepatitis A cases in the outbreak region; only those cases that are identified as outbreak-related. Data are provisional and subject to change.
**: Updated 12:00 PM each Friday


Cases Meeting the WV Hepatitis A Outbreak Case Definition
County*** Number of Cases
Kanawha † 724
Cabell † 239
Putnam † 102
Boone † 88
Wayne † 52
Logan † 50
Wood † 50
Fayette † 49
Raleigh † 45
Lincoln † 39
Jackson † 35
Mason † 30
Nicholas † 25
Greenbrier † 10
Webster 9
Harrison † 7
Mercer † 6
Roane 6
Braxton 5
Ritchie † 5
Berkeley † <5
Calhoun † <5
Clay † <5
Gilmer <5
Hancock <5
Marion <5
Marshall <5
McDowell <5
Mingo <5
Monongalia <5
Monroe <5
Pleasants <5
Randolph <5
Upshur <5
Wyoming <5
***: This may not accurately reflect the current residence of the patient.
†: Laboratory specimens in this county have been genetically linked to the outbreak genotype 1B.

*Epidemiological data will be updated weekly and posted each Friday.

Information on the multi-state hepatitis A outbreak can be found HERE

Click HERE to view an informational video on hepatitis A and the outbreak.

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