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Cases of hepatitis A increase to 26 in Palm Beach County

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 16:17:28-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The number of hepatitis A cases continues to rise in Palm Beach County.

The Palm Beach County Health Department now confirms there are 26 cases of the disease.

Doctors say the best way to protect yourself from getting hepatitis A is to get vaccinated and wash your hands after going to the bathroom and before handling food. The hepatitis A vaccine is available at doctor's offices, urgent care centers, pharmacies, and county health departments.

Health officials said the incubation time for hepatitis A is 15 to 50 days. That means you would start seeing symptoms between 15 and 50 days after you were exposed to the virus.

For more information about hepatitis A, click here.