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(304) 558-5358, extension 1

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Charleston, WV 25301

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.

The Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology will provide a weekly update on case counts. The epidemic curve below shows 2018 confirmed hepatitis cases by date of symptom onset.

Counts as of July 13, 2018
  • Total Outbreak: 540 cases
    • 255 (57.2%) males
    • Age Range: 14-82 years | Average Age: 37.2 years | Median Age: 36.5 years
    • * County of Residence:
      • Kanawha: 297 (55%)
      • Cabell: 114 (21.1%)
      • Putnam: 60 (11.1%)
      • Wayne: 20 (3.7%)
      • Boone: 12 (1.1%)
      • Mason: 9 (1.7%)
      • Jackson: 6 (1.1%)
      • Lincoln: 5 (0.9%)
      • Berkeley: < 5
      • Calhoun: < 5
      • Greenbrier: < 5
      • Logan: < 5
      • McDowell: < 5
      • Mercer: < 5
      • Nicholas: < 5
      • Raleigh: < 5
      • Randolph < 5
      • Wyoming: < 5
      * NOTE: This may not accurately reflect the current residence of the patient.
  • Hospitalizations: 351 (65%)
  • Deaths: 2

*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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