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.