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Hepatitis A Active in King County

Apr 19

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Hepatitis-A-fact-sheet-People-Living-Homeless-1Do you know the difference between Hepatitis A and C, is your family protected?

Today Public Health – Seattle & King County reported Hep A was active in King County. In private correspondence they indicated the individual is not known to have visited Vashon – although their contacts may have.

Read the latest blog report with more details about what is known of a King County homeless person with the highly contagious Hep A virus at:

https://publichealthinsider.com/2019/04/18/%EF%BB%BFlocally-acquired-hepatitis-a-case-in-person-living-homeless/

Click this to view the Hep A factsheet from King County.

For information on the less contagious Hep C visit Wikipedia. It requires blood to blood contact.

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