Hepatitis A Outbreak Information

Since September 2017, Butler County has 105 laboratory confirmed Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) cases.  Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver and suppresses the immune system.  HAV is transmitted from person-to-person via the fecal-oral route; typically from ingesting contaminated food or drink.  For more information and weekly updates concerning Butler County’s Hepatitis A cases, please see our Facebook page by clicking the link located on the right menu bar.  The links below provide further information from the Center for Disease Control regarding Hepatitis A Virus information, signs and symptoms, and recommended immunization schedule for adults and children.

https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm#C1


Fight the Flu

As we are approaching flu season, it is important to remember to protect yourself, family members, and the community from spreading the flu virus.  The Influenza (flu) Virus is spread by coughing or sneezing, skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs), or touching contaminated surfaces.  Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, coughing, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and/or fatigue. Preventative measures include washing your hands and receiving a flu vaccine. Community flu clinics will be held throughout the month of October; dates, times, and locations are provided below. For more information about the flu virus, visit the links below.

1. Butler County Residents
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 8:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: Butler County Health Department

2. Poplar Bluff R1 School District
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Poplar Bluff Middle School

3. Butler County Residents
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Butler County Health Department

4. Neelyville R4 School District
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Neelyville High School

5. Twin Rivers RX School District
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Twin Rivers High School

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/viruses/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm

https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/influenza/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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