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  • LA County investigating hepatitis outbreak among the homeless

    Source: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/l...eless/3411857/

    LA County investigating hepatitis outbreak among the homeless
    Hepatitis A is usually transmitted through eating contaminated food, or through close contact with a person, according to health officials.
    By City News Service • Published 4 hours ago • Updated 4 hours ago​

    Los Angeles County health officials continued to investigate Tuesday an outbreak of five hepatitis A infections identified among the homeless since mid-March.

    No specifics were provided on where the patients were identified, but health officials insisted the "current risk to the public is low.''​..
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