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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 16, 2018**
Number of Cases 1859
Demographics
Age Range 12-86
Median Age 37
Male 1119 (60.2%)
Hospitalizations 960 (51.6%)
Deaths 5
Risk Factors
Co-infection with Hepatitis C
(Information available for 1452 cases)
852 (58.7%)
Co-infection with Hepatitis B
(Information available for 1452 cases)
158 (10.4%)
Reports Illicit Drug Use
(Information available for 1589 cases)
1178 (74.1%)
Homeless 202 (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 † 748
Cabell † 255
Wood † 120
Putnam † 105
Boone † 95
Raleigh † 85
Fayette † 74
Logan † 58
Wayne † 55
Jackson † 40
Lincoln † 40
Nicholas † 34
Mason † 32
Harrison † 19
Webster 15
Greenbrier † 12
Braxton 7
Ritchie † 7
Roane 7
Berkeley † 6
Clay † 6
Mercer † 6
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
Wirt <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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