There has been an increase in cases of Hepatitus A in Jackson County according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, who says they’re now investigating.
Those at highest risk for Hepatitis A include those who use illegal drugs, homeless people, and men with same sex partners.
Hepatitus A can spread easily among unvaccinated persons if good hand-washing practices are not observed.
Here are ways to reduce the risk of hepatitis a disease:
● Get vaccinated.
● Wash hands after using the bathroom, before preparing or eating meals, and after touching anything unclean.
● Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, cigarettes, towels, toothbrushes or drug paraphernalia.