Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hepatitis A Outbreak at Primary School

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hepatitis A Outbreak at Primary School

Article excerpt

HEALTH bosses have confirmed an outbreak of hepatitis A at a Manchester primary school.

A spokesman for Public Health England said it had been made aware of two cases of the virus at St Kentigern's Primary School in Fallowfield.

It's understood they involve infant-age pupils. Vaccinations are being offered to adults and children who may have come into close contact with the youngsters as a precautionary measure.

Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, jaundice and a general feeling of malaise in affected adults.

It is usually mild in young children and many have no symptoms at all.

According to the NHS, it is uncommon in the UK, which is why a vaccine isn't routinely offered.

However, certain groups are at increased risk, including people planning to travel to parts of the world where hepatitis A is widespread, anyone with a long-term chronic liver disease, and people who inject illegal drugs. …

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