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Hepatitis A outbreak bucks trend


    Straub Medical Center nurse Janelle Carroll administered a hepatitis A vaccine to Brian Murdock on Friday. An additional vaccine booster is required six months later and is effective for about 25 years.

Hawaii’s hepatitis A outbreak, which has sickened 241 people so far, is the worst in the country since 2003 and a sharp reversal from the downward trajectory of the disease in recent decades. Read more

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