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San Diego officials declare hepatitis A outbreak a local health emergency

September 7, 2017

Officials in San Diego are increasing their efforts to mitigate an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak that was recently declared a local health emergency.

Nearly 400 illnesses and 15 deaths were linked to the outbreak as of Sept. 5, according to San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency. Seventy percent of the cases required hospitalization.

In the Journals

Patients with HCV engage in risky behavior, causing excess mortality

August 14, 2017
Health risk behaviors, such as alcohol use, cigarette smoking and unhealthy diets, contributed equally toward mortality risk for patients with chronic hepatitis C as the…

Guest Commentary: Prevention, education essential to eliminating viral hepatitis

August 11, 2017
In this guest commentary, Thelma King Thiel, RN, BA, former CEO of both the American Liver Foundation and the Hepatitis Foundation International
Meeting News

Alaskan vaccination program nearly eliminates Hepatitis A

August 9, 2017
Universal vaccination has nearly eliminated hepatitis A among all age groups in Alaska, according to a study presented at the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference…
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