Hepatitis A becomes health emergency in Florida

Hepatitis A is a viral disease that used to be fairly uncommon in the United States. This year, however, cases of hepatitis A infection have escalated to a worrying degree. This month, Florida has declared hepatitis A a health emergency.       The state of Florida has now declared the hepatitis A outbreak a ‘public health emergency.’ Hepatitis A is a disease that affects the liver, and which can occur when a person drinks water or eats food that was contaminated by the fecal matter of another person infected with hepatitis A.…

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‘Extremely dangerous’ Category 4 Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti, heads for Florida, North Carolina

An “extremely dangerous” Category 4 Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday with 145 mph winds and torrential rains, while Florida and North Carolina declared a state of emergency as the storm heads toward the Southeast U.S. Matthew made landfall near Les Anglais in western Haiti at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The NHC said Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, will bring life-threatening wind up to 145 mph, surf and rain conditions to Haiti — the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere beleaguered in recent years by natural…

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