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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…