Officials confirm case of Hepatitis A in Tippecanoe County Jail

The Tippecanoe Health Department confirmed there was a case fo Hepatitis A in the Tippecanoe County Jail on August 2.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 3:44 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2019 3:46 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe Health Department confirmed there was a case fo Hepatitis A in the Tippecanoe County Jail on August 2. According to a released statement, The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department was notified on August 2 and immediately notified the Tippecanoe County Health Department.

Officials say those who were incarcerated in the jail between July 13 and August 2 should contact a physician or health department to check their vaccination record. The Tippecanoe County Sherriff's Department and Tippecanoe County Health Department are working to vaccinate all inmates that were exposed.

Hepatitis A is a communicable disease that affects the liver. Potential symptoms of Hepatitis A include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice.

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