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Health officials: Hepatitis A outbreak underway

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 10:49:05-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A hepatitis A outbreak is spreading through Arizona, health officials say.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, the outbreak is spreading through eight counties. Eighty percent of patients have been hospitalized.

Those at the highest risk of contracting hepatitis A are the homeless, inmates, men who have had sexual contact with men and drug users.

Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and yellowing of the pain and eyes. Some victims, however, don't show symptoms.

For more information on this disease, visit this site.

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