Nurse Says Local Hepatitis A Cases Likely Not From Food Contamination


SOUTHERN WV– The DHHR has announced that the state is now experiencing a state wide outbreak of Hepatitis A.

In their newest report they released that less than five people have been diagnosed with the disease in Raleigh, Greenbrier and Wyoming Counties.

A nurse at the Greenbrier County Health Department told WOAY that these local cases have popped up in the last two weeks and are realated to this outbreak. She says while the disease can be spread through fecal-oral contamination, they are mostly dealing with cases coming from drug users.

Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More

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