West Virginia health officials have confirmed four cases of hepatitis A in Cabell, Jackson and Wayne counties in the past few weeks.
The four cases were reported between Oct. 16 and 24, according to a health alert released by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.
“Hepatitis A is not something that you see much at all,” said Susan Hosaflook, director of the Jackson County Health Department.
The last confirmed case in Jackson County was several years ago, Hosaflook said. The county has only one recently confirmed case and is not investigating any other potential infections, she said.