Cumulative Case Count Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts: 66175 (up 446)
People hospitalized with COVID-19, as of Monday 6/27/2022: 16
• 15 new hospitalizations
COVID-19 related deaths, as of Tuesday 6/28/2022: 1008
• 631 Alleghany Health District, 377 Roanoke City Health District
Hepatitis A is a vaccine preventable viral illness that causes inflammation of the liver.
People can become infected with hepatitis A when they unknowingly ingest microscopic amounts of the virus through close personal contact with an infected person or through eating contaminated food or drink.
Common symptoms include fatigue, nausea, stomach pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes). Symptoms can last up to 2 months.
Hepatitis A outbreak in the RCAHDs
Since January 1, 2022, 70 cases of hepatitis A, including 50 hospitalizations, have been reported in the RCHADs.
• Substance use disorder, specifically injection drug use, is the most commonly identified risk factor in this outbreak
• People are encouraged to consider getting vaccinated against hepatitis A
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