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Hepatitis A - Outbreak

May 19 , 2024 24 days 128 0
  • There have been reports of a massive outbreak of Hepatitis A in Kerala’s Malappuram district, with about 8,000 cases and 12 deaths.
  • Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a highly contagious virus.
  • In 99% of cases, the infection goes away on its own and does not damage the liver permanently.
  • The main way the Hepatitis A virus gets from feces to mouth is through contaminated food or water.

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