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Passengers on Flight From SFO May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

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    Hepatitis A virus

    Health officials in North Carolina say more than a dozen people may have been exposed to hepatitis A on a recent flight.

    News outlets report the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it was notified on Oct. 1 that a flight attendant had a confirmed case.

    The Mecklenburg County Health Department says it contacted 18 Charlotte-area passengers who were on the American Airlines flight Sept. 21 from San Francisco to Charlotte. Spokeswoman Rebecca Carter says those passengers have since been vaccinated.

    American Airlines released a statement saying it’s in close contact with the CDC and public health officials and will coordinate with them on any required health and safety related measures.

    Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by contaminated food or water.