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Patient dies in hepatitis A outbreak traced to restaurants in Virginia

Patient dies in hepatitis A outbreak traced to restaurants in Virginia

One person has died in a hepatitis A outbreak associated with three restaurants in the Roanoke, VA, area, according to state officials, and two more people have been added to the patient list. “We don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the public,” said Christ Wills of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, […]

Restaurant-related hepatitis A outbreak doubles in size; more illnesses likely

Restaurant-related hepatitis A outbreak doubles in size; more illnesses likely

The case count in a hepatitis A outbreak linked to restaurants in Virginia has doubled. At least 30 people are now infected with the virus, which can cause life-threatening liver infections. Health officials said the window for symptoms to appear is ongoing, so they may continue to hear of new cases for at least a […]