• Denver resident is latest death in hepatitis A outbreak

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Two months after Denver declared its outbreak of hepatitis A, the viral disease has taken the life of a resident of the Mile High City.
    “Deaths from hepatitis A are rare, but they can occur, especially when people who have other medical conditions get the disease,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado's infectious disease epidemiologist.
    “This unfortunate death reminds us that the critical work our local public health agencies have been doing to vaccinate at-risk populations must continue,” she added. “This outbreak is not over.”
    Colorado's hepatitis A outbreak began on Oct. 1, 2018. Through...
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