Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in South Carolina

May 13, 2019, 9:09 am EST | Share:

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.