Monroe Public Schools student diagnosed with Hepatitis A

MONROE, Mich. (13abc Action News) - A Monroe Public Schools student has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

According to Superintendent Julie Everly, the high school student contracted the infection over holiday break and is expected to make a full recovery.

A release by the district reads in part, "Monroe Public Schools is working closely with the Monroe County Health Department to take every precaution to keep our students, staff, and community healthy and safe. According to the MCHD, Hepatitis A is unlikely to be spread by simply sitting in class or having casual contact with an infected person. Nevertheless, we want to take every precaution to ensure that you are aware and informed."

This is one of many recent Hepatitis A cases in Monroe County. Two people contracted the infection back in November after being exposed at a Tim Horton's restaurant.