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Health Department says local Hepatitis A cases linked to multi-state outbreak

The health department says Friday the results of viral sequencing confirmed the Cabell County cases are part of the recent outbreak other states are experiencing. (MGN Online)

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department said the local cases of Hepatitis A is linked to the multi-state outbreak.

The health department said Friday the results of viral sequencing confirmed the Cabell County cases are part of the recent outbreak other states are experiencing, according to a news release.

“We have felt all along that this was part of the bigger outbreak, but now genotyping has confirmed our suspicion,” said Dr. Michael Kilkenny, Physician Director of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is working closely with the WV Bureau for Public Health to control the outbreak.

During the week of June 1 to June 8, four new cases were confirmed, including a food service worker. As of Friday, the number of confirmed cases in the county is 36.

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