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Source: Food Safety News

New information on the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego indicates that the outbreak has reached areas beyond homeless camps, infecting nearly 420 people, of which 17 have died.

A large majority of those affected are individuals suffering from homelessness or individuals battling with drug addiction, but individuals outside of these marginalized groups have also been infected.

Officials from the city approved vaccinations for at-risk patients, and already 54,000 people across the country have been vaccinated through emergency programs.

Investigators reported that the outbreak reached a homeless shelter in Maricopa County in Arizona, carried over by an individual from San Diego.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego Homeless Camps Spreads to Arizona

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