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This finding is from a program that sought to provide blanket treatment to Iceland’s hep C population.
The city is recommending that all people experiencing homelessness or using drugs get vaccinated to help prevent an outbreak.
Hepatitis A outbreaks reveal that America’s public health system is failing.
1 percent of the adult population is living with a chronic case of the virus.
Sparked by outbreaks across the country and a nationwide increase in homelessness, an advisory group has issued an alert.
Ten states have reported outbreaks since January 2017.
State officials have issued a public health alert for those experiencing homelessness, addiction and/or substance use disorders.
Inhabitants are facing mounting hepatitis A, addiction and overdose risks.
Although the program was small, researchers are encouraged by the high success rate in reaching this vulnerable population.
State health officials hope that an aggressive vaccination campaign will end the outbreak by early spring.
The public shower and toilet facility is located in Skid Row, where homeless people continue to contract the virus.
The death toll is now up to 16, and an additional 292 people have been hospitalized since November.
Fourteen people have now died in the midst of an ongoing health crisis, which is ravaging the city’s homeless community.
Since November, there have been 228 confirmed cases of the liver virus, including 161 people who had to be hospitalized.
State senator and Detroit mayoral candidate Coleman A. Young II recently filed a report about the influx of liver disease across the city.
A recent outbreak has killed at least three people, and hospitalized more than 60. Authorities say tracking the epidemic has been difficult.
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