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Saturday, November 5, 2011

SF Officials Take On Hepatitis B

State and federal health officials joined San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this morning to discuss a national plan to eradicate a silent killer--viral hepatitis, which causes hepatitis B.

Between 3.5 and 5.3 million Americans are affected by the virus, which is the leading cause of liver cancer, according to health officials. Thousands of people are affected in San Francisco, which has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country.

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