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San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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San Diego County Extends Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 14, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday extended a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County, despite a decline in the number of new cases and no new deaths in the last two weeks.

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Councilman Wants To Use San Diego’s Hotel Room Taxes To Fund Permanent Homeless Housing

Nov. 7, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego voters could decide next year whether to direct increases in the city's hotel room tax revenue toward permanent supportive housing for homeless families and individuals under a plan outlined Tuesday by Councilman David Alvarez.

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County Supervisors Extend Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Monday extended a state of emergency over a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that has killed 20 people, amid a declining number of new cases.

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Council Members Propose Temporary Homeless Shelter At Former Chargers Facility

Nov. 6, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Two members of the San Diego City Council proposed Monday that the former Chargers training facility in Murphy Canyon be used for a temporary shelter for the homeless.

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San Diego Board Of Supervisors Considering Extending Hepatitis A Emergency Declaration

Nov. 3, 2017
By City News Service

The County Board of Supervisors Friday scheduled a special meeting for Monday to extend a declaration of emergency regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego.

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San Diego's Hepatitis A Coordination Center Meeting Less Often

Nov. 3, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

As the local hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, the city of San Diego's hepatitis A Coordination Center will no longer meet daily.

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San Diego Hepatitis A Death Toll Reaches 20

Oct. 31, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

The death toll in an almost year-long hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego region has reached 20, county health officials reported Tuesday.

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Two Colorado Hepatitis A Cases Linked To San Diego Outbreak

Oct. 30, 2017
By City News Service

Two cases of hepatitis A in Colorado have been linked to an outbreak of the disease in San Diego County, it was reported Monday.

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County Supervisors Extend Emergency Declaration Over Hepatitis Outbreak

Oct. 24, 2017
By City News Service

The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend an emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego region.