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Roanoke Valley families try to recover after hepatitis A outbreak causes 3 deaths, 52 infections

15 days ago   |   By Marler Blog

Alison Graham and the Roanoke Times told a story of an unnecessary hepatitis A outbreak. Thanks for doing the story.
The Vests spent the last few weeks of their 40-year marriage in and out of the hospital.
At first, Larry Vest, 77, ran a low fever and felt tired. After a few tests at his doctor, he went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with hepatitis A. He stayed at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for 19 days while his wife Dianne, 78, visited him and cared for their home.
When Larry left the hospital, he spent one day with his wife before she started to experience the same...
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