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Lassa fever was in York County, Pa., in 1969: First U.S. death recorded here

York County’s Delma Rivera-Lytle is seen with her aunt and uncle, Juan and Doris Román. Juan Román became the first U.S. victim of Lassa fever when he died visiting the Rivera in York County, Pa., in 1969. Lassa is a distant cousin of Ebola.

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Rivera family, pioneering Hispanics, saw need and founded York, Pa., Spanish American Center

Dr. Edwin A. and Delma Rivera arrived in York, Pa., in 1962, as a pioneering Hispanic physician family. The couple saw the need for services – interpreters, housing, employment – for Hispanics in York. The York Spanish American Center emerged to address those needs.

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José Hernandez left ‘great legacy of service and love towards the Hispanic community’

Early York County Hispanic leader José Hernandez left ‘great legacy of service and love towards the Hispanic community’

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