Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A
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.
Information on the multi-state hepatitis A outbreak can be found HERE
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 June 15, 2018
- Total Outbreak: 248 cases
- 134 (54%) males
- Age Range: 14-82 years | Average Age: 36.8 years | Median Age: 37 years
- * County of Residence:
* NOTE: This may not accurately reflect the current residence of the patient.
- Kanawha: 134 (54.2%)
- Putnam: 45 (20.2%)
- Cabell: 44 (17.7%)
- Wayne: 11 (3.4%)
- Boone: < 5
- Greenbrier: < 5
- Jackson: < 5
- Lincoln: < 5
- Mason: < 5
- Mercer: < 5
- Nicholas: < 5
- Raleigh: < 5
- Randolph < 5
- Wyoming: < 5
- Hospitalizations: 177 (71.4%)
*Epidemiological data will be updated weekly and posted each Friday.
Click HERE to view an informational video on hepatitis A and the outbreak.
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