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One dies from dengue fever in Pingtung: CDC

HEALTH CONSCIENCE:The Centers for Disease Control reiterated the need to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites to reduce the spread of dengue fever

By Alison Hsiao  /  Staff reporter

The centers said that most people recover from HAV without medical help and develop a lifelong immunity to the disease.

While the mortality rate is relatively low at about one per thousand, elderly people and those with chronic hepatitis B or C or underlying liver disease are at higher risk of acute sudden hepatic failure.

The centers reminded those without anti-HAV antibodies to receive two doses of hepatitis A vaccine and to avoid eating raw or undercooked food.

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