Charlotte-bound flight attendant may have exposed passengers to hepatitis A – WXII12 Winston-Salem

(Video: A look at other morning headlines from WXII 12 News)North Carolina health officials said more than a dozen people may have been exposed to hepatitis A on a recent flight to Charlotte.News outlets have reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it was notified Oct. 1 that a flight attendant had a confirmed case.The Mecklenburg County Health Department said it contacted 18 Charlotte-area passengers who were on the American Airlines flight Sept. 21 from San Francisco to Charlotte. Spokeswoman Rebecca Carter says those passengers have since been vaccinated.American Airlines released a statement saying it’s in close contact with the CDC and public health officials and will coordinate with them on any required health and safety related measures.Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by contaminated food or water.

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North Carolina health officials said more than a dozen people may have been exposed to hepatitis A on a recent flight to Charlotte.

News outlets have reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it was notified Oct. 1 that a flight attendant had a confirmed case.

The Mecklenburg County Health Department said it contacted 18 Charlotte-area passengers who were on the American Airlines flight Sept. 21 from San Francisco to Charlotte.

Spokeswoman Rebecca Carter says those passengers have since been vaccinated.

American Airlines released a statement saying it’s in close contact with the CDC and public health officials and will coordinate with them on any required health and safety related measures.

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by contaminated food or water.

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