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We went to a class on hepatitis A. Here's what we learned.

Dr. Luke Johnsen, medical director of Metro Inclusive Health, answer[ed] questions about hepatitis during a class Aug. 6 at the organization’s St. Petersburg office.

Tommy Vantrease had heard the hype about local hepatitis A infections on the news.

It started with reports of the virus at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City, he recalled. But he wasn’t sure if he’d been vaccinated for it before.

“I’m a veteran, so I see the doctor once a year at Bay Pines,” the 71-year-old St. Petersburg resident said, referring to the Veterans Affairs hospital near Seminole.

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