Area seeing increase in cases of Hepatitis A

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The Louisiana Department of Health District has seen a high number of Hepatitis A cases in the state, according to health officials.

Hepatitis is a disease causing inflammation of the liver, according to the Louisiana Department of Health’s website. The disease is divided into three categories; type A, which is a food-borne virus, and B and C, which are both blood-borne pathogens.

Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).

http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3518

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