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July 24, 1985
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Health authorities are concerned over a possible outbreak of hepatitis, a contagious disease of the liver. The Health Ministry announced that more than 7,000 children aged 5-10 in the Haifa Bay area are to be innoculated this week. The concern stems from the discovery of the hepatitis virus in the Haifa Bay area water supply which was contaminated recently by leaking sewage. The water was tested after an outbreak of dysentery in the region. Nearly 5,000 cases were treated, mostly among children.

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