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San Diego's Hepatitis A Outbreak

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Bill Authored In Response To Hepatitis A Audit Passes Assembly Unanimously

May 2
By City News Service

The Assembly voted 63-0 Thursday in favor of a bill authored by two San Diego County legislators designed to make local governments more proactive during outbreaks of communicable diseases.

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Contagious Bacterial Disease Cases Steadily Rising In San Diego

Feb. 19
By Matt Hoffman

Data from the county of San Diego shows an increase in the cases of shigellosis, which is spread through feces similarly to Hepatitis A.

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San Diego Legislators Announce Bill In Response To Hepatitis A Audit

Jan. 25
By City News Service

The introduction of AB 262 follows a state report released last month detailing the ways in which the San Diego County government could have mitigated the effects of the outbreak.

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State Audit Slams San Diego Response To Hepatitis A Outbreak

Dec. 20, 2018
By Associated Press

The city and county of San Diego failed to quickly control a hepatitis A outbreak last year that grew to be among the largest seen in the U.S. in decades, according to a state audit released Thursday.

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County Grand Jury Report Finds Shortcomings In San Diego's Hepatitis Response

May 17, 2018
By City News Service

A San Diego County grand jury report released Thursday identified "a number of shortcomings" in existing plans and procedures for dealing with local health emergencies such as the recent hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people.

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State Committee Approves Audit Of San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Response

May 16, 2018
By City News Service

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee Wednesday approved a request by Assemblyman Todd Gloria for a state audit of the response by the city of San Diego and San Diego County to the hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people and infected almost 600 last year.

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San Diego County Issues Report On Hepatitis A Outbreak

May 10, 2018
By City News Service

A report released Thursday identifies "areas of success as well as areas for improvement" in regard to San Diego County's response to a hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people and infected nearly 600 between 2017 and early this year.

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San Diego's Flu Season Still Going Strong; Hepatitis A Outbreak Not Over

April 9, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

County health officials said San Diego's flu season is lasting longer than usual this year, and despite the hepatitis A public health emergency declared over, the outbreak is continuing.

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Roundtable: March For Our Lives

March 23, 2018
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Coming up Friday on KPBS Roundtable, the national March for Our Lives will include a large demonstrations in San Diego for tougher gun laws, the company hired to clean up trouble spots during the hepatitis A outbreak is accused of overcharging, and a look at how the war in Iraq, now 15 years old, impacted San Diego.

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El Cajon Dropping Charges Against A Dozen People Arrested For Feeding Homeless

March 5, 2018
By Matt Hoffman

In January, 12 people were arrested and cited with misdemeanors in El Cajon after defying the city’s ban on feeding the homeless in public areas. Now, they are being told their charges are dismissed.

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

Jan. 26, 2018
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.

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El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

Jan. 23, 2018
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.

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

Jan. 23, 2018
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.

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County Supervisors Consider Ending Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Jan. 23, 2018
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.

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

Jan. 12, 2018
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.

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