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Vancouver Island Unknown 2010

An outbreak of hepatitis A was first declared in October, 2010, due to an increased number of cases, particularly in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Since September 2011, most cases have been in the Alberni Valley of Vancouver Island, but other communities have also had cases. Most of the cases were from the local Native American population. About 10,000 vaccinations have been given in response to the outbreak.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 91
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 21
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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