Edgar County health officials confirm four cases of hepatitis A

In 2018, there were 91 confirmed cases of hepatitis A reported in Illinois.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 10:58 PM

EDGAR COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - Officials in Edgar County have confirmed that four cases of hepatitis A have been diagnosed in the county.

That's according to a letter from the Edgar County Public Health Department.

In 2018, there were 91 confirmed cases of hepatitis A reported in Illinois.

"Through the state had noticed a rise in hepatitis A cases prior to December, Edgar County...up until recent weeks had remained unaffected. Due to the four recent cases, Edgar County is now included in the Illinois hepatitis A outbreak," Jean McConkey, RN, D

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