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Two hepatitis A deaths reported


Last updated 04/16/2017 at Noon

Virus on the rise in San Diego

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office

Forty-two hepatitis A cases have been reported in the region since November 2016, more than four times the monthly average typically reported, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced April 7.

Thirty-six people were hospitalized and two died from the disease. Twenty-three cases are men, and the cases range in age from 26 to 72 years, with an average age of 42 years.

Twenty-nine cases have a history of substance abuse, and 27 are homeless. Five people became ill with...

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