On Monday the Lebanon R-3 School District sent out notice that a Lebanon High School student has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Through investigation by the Laclede County Health Department this has been classified as a low risk of exposure case. Health Department Nurse Kim Smith the virus can be contagious for some time….


Nurse Smith tells us that the case reported at the school is not the only case of Hepatitis A in Laclede County…

Hepatitis A is usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or by consumption of contaminated food or water. The best way to prevent the spread of Hepatitis is by getting a vaccine. Everyone is also encouraged to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, and avoid touching your face.