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Student In Perry County Tests Positive For Hepatitis A

Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 04, 2018

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A letter from Perry County Schools confirms that a student at West Perry Elementary has tested positive for hepatitis A.

Superintendent Jonathan Jett posted a letter from Perry County Schools and from the Kentucky River District Health Department.

The letter from the Kentucky River District Health Department said that an investigation determined the child did attend school while symptomatic so students and staff may have been exposed.

School facilities are being cleaned as a precaution.

Symptoms of hepatitis A can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain, and jaundice.

Vaccinations are recommended and provided by the health department.