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San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

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Death Toll At 19 In San Diego's Hepatitis Outbreak

Oct. 17, 2017
By City News Service

An additional hepatitis A death in the San Diego region was confirmed over the past week, bringing the toll this year to 19, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Tuesday.

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Program Offering Homeless Overnight Parking To Expand

Oct. 16, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

A program in Clairemont that provides a safe parking area for homeless people living out of their vehicles and offers them assistance to transition to permanent housing will be expanded, city officials and community leaders announced Monday.

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California Declares Emergency To Fight Hepatitis A Outbreak

Oct. 13, 2017
By Associated Press

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency to combat a hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego.

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San Diego's Efforts To Tackle Hepatitis A Outbreak Now Include Firefighters

Oct. 13, 2017
By City News Service, Matt Hoffman

Municipal, state and federal officials announced various steps Friday to try to corral a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego and other areas.

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Health Officials: 18 People Now Dead In San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

Oct. 10, 2017
By City News Service

County health officials Tuesday reported the 18th death in the San Diego region's hepatitis A outbreak, among 490 total cases.

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San Diego Launches Campground For The Homeless

Oct. 9, 2017
By City News Service, Susan Murphy

The city of San Diego Monday opened a camping area for the homeless, with 24-hour security, bathrooms and storage.

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Golden Hill Homeless Campground Expected To Open Monday

Oct. 9, 2017
By City News Service

The city of San Diego will provide a camping area for the homeless, with 24-hour security, bathrooms and storage, beginning Monday, according to the mayor's office.

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San Diego City Council Declares Emergency Over Lack Of Homeless Shelter Space

Oct. 2, 2017
By City News Service

An emergency declaration over a lack of shelter space, which has exacerbated a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A among San Diego's homeless population, was approved Monday by the City Council.

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Homeless Choir Sings In Solidarity With Hepatitis A Victims

Sept. 29, 2017
By Elma Gonzalez

The Voices of Our City Choir, which is mostly made up of people who are homeless, dedicated their choir practice Friday to remembering the 17 San Diegans who have died in the hepatitis A outbreak.

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San Diego Increases Homeless Citations In Hepatitis Outbreak

Sept. 28, 2017
By Associated Press

The city of San Diego issued citations and cleared a downtown street where hundreds of homeless people regularly camp during ongoing efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A.

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More Streets Power Washed In Effort To Curb San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 27, 2017
By City News Service

San Diego broadened its efforts to stop the deadly spread of hepatitis A Wednesday by power-washing sidewalks in beach communities and the Midway area.

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Death Toll Reaches 17 In San Diego's Ongoing Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 26, 2017
By City News Service

One more death and additional new cases were reported Tuesday as a result of the hepatitis A outbreak in the San Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public health emergency declaration in place.

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New Restrooms Installed In Downtown San Diego In Effort To Stop Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 25, 2017
By City News Service

Several new restrooms were installed Monday in a downtown area park in the latest effort by city officials to help combat the hepatitis A outbreak.

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Roundtable: Hepatitis Spread, Tiny Home Hurdles, Legal Battle Freezes Foundation Donations

Sept. 22, 2017
By Mark Sauer, Neiko Will

Miles of sandy beaches, perennially sunny skies and a worsening hepatitis outbreak: Is San Diego still attractive to tourists? Tiny homes face huge hurdles in San Diego. And a nasty legal battle holds up donations at the Conrad Prebys Foundation.

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Mayor Seeks Solutions To Hepatitis A Outbreak, Dismisses Blame

Sept. 22, 2017
By KPBS News, Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The city of San Diego is preparing to install 19 more hand-washing stations and eight more public restrooms by next week, amid a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 16 people and infected 444 countywide.