|At least one Denver Jail inmate being treated for hepatitis A|
|By kdvr.com- Eric Ruble & Rob Low|
DENVER — At least one inmate at the Denver County Jail is being treated for hepatitis A, according to the Denver Sheriff Department and Denver Health Medical Center.
“The Denver Sheriff Department and Denver Health took swift action to follow protocols and both Denver Sheriff Department and Denver Health leadership have been involved with addressing this issue. Vaccines and education about Hepatitis A has been offered to all involved,” said Daria Serna, a spokesperson for the sheriff department.
The risk of illness to the general public is low, but hepatitis A is highly contagious and is a vaccine-preventable disease of the liver.
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