Hepetitis

Death Row Inmate Dies

Convicted in 1995

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A death row inmate convicted of killing his 2-month-old son has died in prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Willie Dorrell Minor was found unresponsive in his cell at Donaldson Correctional Facility on Dec. 21. He was later pronounced dead. Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton wrote in an email that Minor was…

North Alabama Hepatitis Outbreak

Jackson County and perhaps other counties too.

“The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating an increase in hepatitis A cases  in Jackson County, Ala. This outbreak may have spread to surrounding counties. Persons at highest risk for hepatitis A include users of illegal substances, homeless persons, and men with same sex partners.  Other persons also may become infected with the hepatitis A virus. There is…