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Unprotected People Reports: Hepatitis B

Family Remembers Hepatitis B Victim As A Girl with Promise

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Two weeks after being diagnosed with acute hepatitis B virus infection, Kesha Johnson, a 15-year-old Minneapolis teenager, died of fulminant liver failure. Although Kesha's death occurred in 1994, IAC continues to tell her story to illustrate why hepatitis B vaccine should be available for all children and teenagers.

This story, which appeared in the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" on August 16, 1994, is copyrighted. To access it from the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" website, click here. There is a $2.95 fee to obtain the full text of the article.

10/14/98 • REPORT #3
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