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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 November 9, 2018**
Number of Cases 1774
Demographics
Age Range 12-86
Median Age 37
Male 1069 (60.3%)
Hospitalizations 914 (51.5%)
Deaths 5
Risk Factors
Co-infection with Hepatitis C
(Information available for 1384 cases)
824 (59.5%)
Co-infection with Hepatitis B
(Information available for 1384 cases)
153 (11.1%)
Reports Illicit Drug Use
(Information available for 1517 cases)
1135 (74.8%)
Homeless 194 (10.9%)
*: 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 † 742
Cabell † 252
Putnam † 105
Boone † 94
Wood † 87
Raleigh † 74
Fayette † 68
Logan † 56
Wayne † 53
Lincoln † 39
Jackson † 38
Mason † 32
Nicholas † 28
Harrison † 14
Webster 13
Greenbrier † 10
Braxton 7
Ritchie † 7
Berkeley † 6
Mercer † 6
Clay † 6
Roane 5
Calhoun † <5
Doddridge <5
Gilmer <5
Hancock <5
Marion <5
Marshall <5
McDowell <5
Mingo <5
Monongalia <5
Monroe <5
Pleasants <5
Pocahontas <5
Preston <5
Randolph <5
Upshur <5
Wetzel <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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