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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 September 21, 2018**
Number of Cases 1,318
Demographics
Age Range 12-82
Median Age 37
Male 786 (59.6%)
Hospitalizations 687 (52.1%)
Deaths 2
Risk Factors
Co-infection with Hepatitis C
(Information available for (Information available for 1,069 cases)
629 (58.9%)
Co-infection with Hepatitis B
(Information available for (Information available for 1,069 cases)
121 (11.3%)
Reports Illicit Drug Use
(Information available for (Information available for 1,132 cases)
874 (77.2%)
Homeless 149 (11.3%)
*: 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 644
Cabell 216
Putnam 93
Boone 69
Wayne 47
Lincoln 36
Jackson 26
Mason 27
Fayette 28
Logan 34
Raleigh 19
Wood 22
Nicholas 13
Mercer 6
Berkeley <5
Braxton <5
Calhoun <5
Clay <5
Doddridge <5
Greenbrier 5
Hancock <5
Harrison <5
Marshall <5
McDowell <5
Monongalia <5
Pleasants <5
Randolph <5
Roane <5
Webster <5
Wyoming <5
 Monroe <5
Ritchie  <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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