Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, SC (WTAT-TV) – The State Department of Health and Environmental Control says there has been a significant increase in the number of Hepatitis A cases in South Carolina.
Experts will gather in Columbia at 2:00 PM Monday, May 13th, to provide information about the illness, current statistics, and preventative measures.
DHEC says that Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can last weeks to months. Symptoms include nausea, jaundice, and dark urine.
You can lower your chances of getting Hepatitis A by keeping your hands washed and getting vaccinated.