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Measles tops the list - Five notable disease outbreaks of 2019

Some diseases have been around since antiquity, while others are relatively new. But this year, the germs roared back with a vengeance. Here's a look at the most notable disease outbreaks of 2019.

California's deadly Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 600 cases

San Diego - Even while firefighters are battling wildfires across the state, California has another ongoing problem - One of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine 20 years ago.

Op-Ed: San Diego Hepatitis A outbreak tied to homeless population

San Diego - Not only does San Diego, California have a homelessness problem, but the city now is battling a Hepatitis A outbreak that has sickened 421 people and killed 16 between November 2016 and September this year. At least 279 people have been hospitalized.

Tuna recalled due to hepatitis A contamination

Bethesda - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled frozen tuna steaks and cubes following tests that showed some tuna sold in California, Texas, and Oklahoma had been contaminated with hepatitis A.

Egyptian strawberries linked to Hepatitis A recalled nationwide

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging foodservice operators, including schools and restaurants nationwide, to check freezers for recalled Egyptian strawberries that may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five states — 51 sick

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak associated with strawberry smoothies that started in Virginia earlier this month has now spread to five states, sickening 51 people.

Virginia Hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Hepatitis A: Scallops in Hawaii and strawberries in Virginia

With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii being solved, another outbreak of the virus in Virginia is making the news, but this time, it's strawberries used to create strawberry smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafes.

Hawaii has 135 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A — 39 hospitalized

The Hawaii State Department of Health issued an update Wednesday on the current Hepatitis A outbreak that seems to be centered on the island of Oahu. There are now 135 confirmed cases of the disease, and 39 people have been hospitalized.

CFIA and PCAH issue food, public health notice for Hepatitis A

The Canadian Food Inspection Service (CFIA) and Nature's Touch have issued a recall of the company's Berry Cherry Blend from the marketplace due to possible contamination of the product with Hepatitis A.

Charlotte N.C. restaurant employee diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Charlotte - Patrons of a popular restaurant in the South Park area of Charlotte, N.C. have more to worry about than what they may have eaten on their last visit. The Mecklenburg County Health Department says they may be at risk for Hepatitis A.

Colorado restaurant may have exposed many to Hep A

Fort Collins - Hundreds of patrons who ate at a Mexican restaurant in Fort Collins, Colorado may have been exposed to Hepatitis A. Health officials are warning the people of the side effects of the disease and will be providing free shots.

Frozen berry mix triggers hepatitis outbreak

A series of acute hepatitis A outbreak across five U.S. states have been linked with a frozen berry and pomegranate mix sold by Costco stores.

Hepatitis scare at NYC restaurant prompts free vaccinations

New York - A recent hepatitis scare at a NYC restaurant prompted officials to urge vaccinations for those who dined at the eatery after an employee learned she was infected. Over the course of 10 days hundreds of people were potentially exposed.

Diners at restaurant in NYC at risk of getting Hepatitis A

New York - The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found that an employee working in the Alta restaurant's pastry kitchen was infected with Hepatitis A.

Celebrity Partygoers Exposed to Hepatitis A

A caterer working for Wolfgang Puck worked the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Bash while infected with Hepatitis A.

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