OSWEGO, N.Y. – Oswego residents are being told to dapper their arms and no longer share drinking cups thanks to a growing outbreak of the extremely contagious hepatitis A plague.
Since June there relish been 53 confirmed cases of the liver an infection in Oswego County.
The county health department acknowledged many of the cases relish occurred amongst at-threat populations reminiscent of males who relish sex with males, drug users and folk who are homeless. Folk also can win hepatitis A from injurious food or water, or from discontinuance contact with an infected particular person.
“I seek recordsdata from of residents to be diligent about practising honest private hygiene,” Jiancheng Huang, the county’s public health director, acknowledged in a willing assertion. “Straight forward practices take care of right hand washing and no longer sharing utensils or drinking cups, will vastly within the gash rate of the threat of getting the virus.”
Hepatitis A can create folk mildly sick for about a weeks or severely in unpleasant health for several months, fixed with the federal Centers for Illness Preserve watch over and Prevention. Many folk with the virus make no longer relish any symptoms.
Symptoms can encompass fever, fatigue, loss of escape for food, nausea, vomiting, abdominal be troubled, darkish‐colored urine, clay‐colored stools, joint be troubled, or jaundice.
There is a vaccine that stops hepatitis A. The health department acknowledged somebody who has been uncovered to any person with hepatitis A must win vaccinated as soon as that you just would imagine.
Anyone experiencing symptoms or has been in discontinuance contact with any person identified with the virus must contact their health care supplier or the Oswego health department at 315-349-3547.