Hep A still spreading

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All residents of Greene County should be vaccinated, health department says. As of last Thursday, the number of Arkansans in Northeast Arkansas infected with the liver-attacking Hepatitis A virus reached 91, and the state Department of Health says there is no sign the rate is slacking off. The virus, this one unusually virulent, was first reported in February in Clay County, and has now spread south to contiguous counties. Ninety percent of the cases have come from Greene County in the past two months, and persons in Lawrence, Randolph and Craighead counties have been diagnosed. All but one of the 91 are adults. One person has died. The health department has so far provided vaccines to 13,000 people, has enough in...

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Hep A still spreading

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