State urging vaccinations as north Alabama hepatitis A outbreak grows –

An outbreak of hepatitis A that started in north Alabama late last year continues to grow, leading the state Department of Public Health on Tuesday to urge Alabamians to get vaccinated. The outbreak, which began Sept. 1, is now at 35 cases, the agency said. Jackson County has the majority of reported cases with 22, followed by 12 cases in DeKalb County and one case in Marshall County. The latest case was reported March 3. Other cases that might be related to the north Alabama outbreak have been reported in Cherokee and Marshall counties. Hepatitis A can be acquired by ...

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