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San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Dieg...

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Diego County

Jan. 26
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Volunteers were out early Friday canvassing the streets, canyons and riverbanks as part of San Diego County’s annual homeless count. But one stat is already known: The number of homeless people dying in the county increased significantly in 2017, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

Jan. 23
By KPBS News

The city of El Cajon lifted its ban on serving meals to homeless people on city property on Tuesday, after drawing national attention for the ban and arresting about a dozen people for serving meals earlier this month.

County Votes To End State Of Emergency Declaration Over H...

County Votes To End State Of Emergency Declaration Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Jan. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to end a state of emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County amid a declining number of cases.

County Supervisors Consider Ending Hepatitis A State Of E...

County Supervisors Consider Ending Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Jan. 23
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider whether it's time to end a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County.

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition...

Churches Say Hepatitis A Outbreak Adds Fuel To Opposition Against Meals For Homeless

Jan. 12
By Claire Trageser

Local governments and organizations across the county have long been pressuring churches to stop serving meals to people who are homeless, but some church leaders and churchgoers say this service is part of their religion.

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Dec. 29, 2017
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

President Donald Trump brought us "fake news" and a major tax reform package. San Diego dealt with a deadly public health emergency and lost the Chargers. And, the #MeToo movement brings a social reckoning. Some of our regular panel guests look back on the biggest stories of the year.

San Diego County Supervisors Plan To Extend Hepatitis A S...

San Diego County Supervisors Plan To Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Dec. 28, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Thursday scheduled a special meeting next week to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Most Likely Over, Public Health Emer...

Hepatitis A Outbreak Most Likely Over, Public Health Emergency Could End Soon

Dec. 19, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

As number of confirmed hepatitis A cases fall, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to again extend the local health emergency, which officials said could end by January 2018.

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Homeless Of Golden Hill's Temporary Shelter To Be Relocated

Dec. 11, 2017
By City News Service

The nonprofit that operates a temporary homeless camp in Golden Hill is aiming to shutter the facility by the end of this week, officials said Monday.

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downt...

First Of Three Temporary Homeless Shelters Opens In Downtown San Diego

Dec. 1, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

The shelter, run by the nonprofit Alpha Project, will house up to 350 homeless men and women each night.

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From H...

In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak, Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS

Dec. 1, 2017
By Andrew Bowen

Public health officials say their response to San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak has been informed by the mistakes made in the early years of the HIV epidemic.

Biotech Incubator Lets Clairemont Students Tackle Real-Li...

Biotech Incubator Lets Clairemont Students Tackle Real-Life Problem — Hepatitis A

Nov. 30, 2017
By Megan Burks

Special anti-bacterial gloves and packaged meals for the homeless are just two ideas Clairemont High School students pitched this week to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Supervisors Extend County Hepatitis Emergency

Nov. 27, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday to extend a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County amid signs that the rate of new infections is slowing.

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Seven More Hepatitis A Cases Reported In San Diego County

Nov. 21, 2017
By City News Service

A weekly update on an outbreak of hepatitis A in the San Diego region included seven new cases, as the rate of infections continued to slow.

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless I...

San Diego City Council Approves $6.5M To House Homeless In Industrial Tents

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to spend $6.5 million on industrial-sized tents to accommodate the homeless in Barrio Logan, the East Village and the Midway District.

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