Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to northeast Alabama

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Tennessee

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WDEF) – The Alabama Department of Public Health says it is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak that has spread into a second north Alabama county.

Jackson County has seen an increase in the number of hepatitis A cases, and additional cases are now being reported in DeKalb County.

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State Medical Officer Dr. Karen Landers says there have been no deaths yet.

Symptoms of the disease include fatigue, headache, fever, low appetite and vomiting.

It says those at highest risk of contracting hepatitis A include users of illegal drugs and people struggling with homelessness.

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