Officials warn against spread of hepatitis A at school - WSMV Channel 4

Officials warn against spread of hepatitis A at school

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GREENBRIER, TN (WSMV) -

The state health department is tracking an outbreak of hepatitis at a Robertson County school. So far, officials have confirmed three cases, but officials said there could be more.

The three Greenbrier High School students who recently contracted hepatitis A are all going to be OK, but health officials said students and teachers might still be at risk.

The best protection against hepatitis A is good hand-washing hygiene and receiving the vaccine. But it could take up to seven weeks after an exposure to hepatitis before showing any symptoms.

Health officials are planning a vaccination clinic at the school Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Symptoms of hepatitis A include fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine, diarrhea and yellowing of the skin and eyes.

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