The county health department confirms there have been seven cases of adults with Hepatitis A since the first of the year, making Broward as well as counties to the north a high-risk zone. No word yet on the source of the communicable liver disease.
Hepatitis A is usually spread person-to-person through objects, food or drinks contaminated by fecal matter from an infected person.
Symptoms of Hepatitis A include:
- Stomach Pain
Along with the Broward cases the number of hepatitis cases diagnosed in Palm Beach and Martin counties are continuing to climb.
Already this year, 22 cases of the highly-contagious hepatitis A have been confirmed in the two countties and two deaths in Palm City are blamed on the virus.
Statewide, 690 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the first quarter of the year.
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