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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the state has surpassed 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A associated with a national outbreak that began in April 2017. 63% of cases have required hospitalization and 16 people have died. 

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RALIEGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging people to get vaccinated against hepatitis A. The department is reporting a sharp increase in the virus associated with an ongoing outbreak that began in April 2018.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina is asking nursing homes to begin regular, proactive testing for the coronavirus.

As of Friday, May 15, some 60% of COVID-19 deaths in North Carolina were linked to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of N.C. Health and Human Services, in a news conference.

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