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Hepatitis A outbreak expands to gay, bisexual men

LOS ANGELES — Health officials are ramping up efforts to stop the spread of Hepatitis A in Los Angeles County as cases begin to surge among gay and bisexual men who are not homeless. The surge is happening during the battle against the state’s massive outbreak, which has claimed 20 lives and has sickened more Read More…

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Governor declares state of emergency over hepatitis outbreak

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a state of emergency Oct. 13 due to a widespread hepatitis A outbreak will help secure more vaccinations that are needed to fight the disease, officials said. The California Department of Public Health has vaccinated more than 80,000 at-risk people in the state with doses mostly received Read More…

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Hepatitis A outbreak worries county health officials

LOS ANGELES — Health officials said Sept. 19 that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. “We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak … as of this morning,” Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer Read More…