The hepatitis A outbreak in West Virginia topped the 1,000 case mark in late August. Since that time, an additional 750 or so cases have been reported.
As of Friday, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has reported 1,774 outbreak cases since March, including five deaths. More than half required hospitalization.
The increase in cases has primarily been among injection and non-injection drug users, homeless or mobile individuals, and those who have been recently incarcerated.
Three counties have reported more than 100 cases–Kanawha (742), Cabell (252) and Putnam (105).
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