• WV gets help on the ground with Hepatitis A outbreak from CDC experts

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Responding to a request from Gov. Jim Justice, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved a 6-person team into West Virginia to help knock down an outbreak of Hepatitis A.
    Gov. Justice asked for federal help as West Virginia's Hepatitis A count reached 975, including 513 cases in the state capital of Charleston and the surrounding Kanawha County. West Virginia is one of several states reporting significant increases in Hepatitis A infections, and the first to get CDC “boots-on-the-ground.”
    In June, the Atlanta-based agency reported more than 2,500 cases of Hepatitis A...
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