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California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. Brown said the federally-funded supply of vaccines is inadequate. His proclamation allows the state to buy vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute them. The declaration “allows us to move very swiftly,” Dr. Gil Chavez, epidemiologist at the ...

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