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Florida’s outbreak of hepatitis A is officially declared an emergency

by Kathy Hereford, August 2, 2019

After more than 2,000 cases of reported hepatitis A cases in Florida this year, state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared a public health emergency Thursday.

“I am declaring this Public Health Emergency as a proactive step to appropriately alert the public to this serious illness and prevent further spread of Hepatitis A in our state,” Rivkees said in a prepared statement issued to the media.

Rivkees encouraged people to be vaccinated against the virus, which is spread through oral injection or fecal matter.…

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