Hepatitus A cases rising in Jackson County

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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.

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