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San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

General Public Considered At Low Risk In Hepatitis A Outbreak

General Public Considered At Low Risk In Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

Amidst San Diego's outbreak of hepatitis A, doctors say some simple steps can help prevent its spread.

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restau...

Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restaurant

Sept. 15
By City News Service

Customers and employees of World Famous in Pacific Beach may have been exposed to hepatitis A over seven days between late August and Monday of this week, but the risk of infection is small, the county Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday.

San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 13
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The disease has killed at least 15 people and infected nearly 400 in the city, and it is hitting the homeless population the hardest.

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Death Toll Rises In San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The San Diego County health department reported Tuesday that the death toll in an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego has reached 16, and 421 people have been sickened with the disease,

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewa...

San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Prompts City To Wash Streets, Sidewalks

Sept. 11
By City News Service

A San Diego Councilwoman called on the city Monday to take stronger measures along the San Diego River against an outbreak of hepatitis A that has killed at least 15 people and sickened around 400.

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis...

Public Health Emergency Declared In San Diego County Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Sept. 6
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously ratified a declaration of a public health emergency in San Diego County related to an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened nearly 400 people, 15 fatally.

Officials Fumbled With Permits, Pilot Project As Deadly Hepatitis O...

Officials Fumbled With Permits, Pilot Project As Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak Surged

Aug. 31
Lisa Halverstadt

In the two months since officials decided to set up hand-washing stations to help combat a deadly hepatitis A outbreak, the county has deployed just two stations. Until Wednesday, both were miles away from the downtown streets that are essentially ground zero of the outbreak.

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

Fifth Person Dies Of Hepatitis A In San Diego

July 12
By City News Service

The outbreak now totals 228 cases and required the hospitalization of 161 of those sickened, according to the county Health and Human Services Agency.

Number Of Hepatitis A Cases In San Diego County Continue To Rise

Number Of Hepatitis A Cases In San Diego County Continue To Rise

June 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since November, 196 cases of the viral disease have been confirmed and four people have died in San Diego County. The outbreak is disproportionately affecting the region's homeless population.

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health Officials Say Three People Have Died From Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 8
By City News Service

According to the Health and Human Services Agency, 80 cases have been reported as of last week, and three of them have died while 66 have been hospitalized, the Health and Human Services Agency reported.

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