Officials Warn of Hepatitis Outbreak in Illinois

A recent spike in cases of Hepatitis A have health officials encouraging the public, and particularly those at high risk, to get vaccinated. 

According to the Mayo Clinic's website

"Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus is one of several types of hepatitis viruses that cause inflammation and affect your liver's ability to function."

The most common ways the virus spreads is contaminated food or water, or physical contact with someone who is infected.

Symptoms of a Hepatitis A infection include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever.


 

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