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San Diego followed hepatitis guidelines, but local conditions worsened outbreak - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Experts say San Diego followed all the right steps in addressing what is now one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks the country has seen in decades, but variables unique to the city's situation contributed to the outbreak. At least 481 people have ...and more »

County Won't Share Many Details on Where Hepatitis A Cases and Deaths Are Happening - Voice of San Diego

County public health officials have released only simple maps revealing clusters of a hepatitis A outbreak that's sickened more than 480 people, citing privacy laws and other challenges. Without more specific location data from the county, cities are ...and more »

Hepatitis A Spreads Through San Diego: Why It's So Hard to Stop - Live Science

SAN DIEGO — More than 480 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, in the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades. But why is it so hard to stop? About 20 new cases of hepatitis A per week ...and more »

California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years, official says - Los Angeles Times

California's outbreak of hepatitis A, already the nation's second largest in the last 20 years, could continue for many months, even years, health officials said Thursday. At least 569 people have been infected and 17 have died of the virus since ...and more »

City-sanctioned homeless camp to open Monday - The San Diego Union-Tribune

The first city-sanctioned homeless encampment is scheduled to open Monday in a public works yard near Balboa Park with tents, security, food, showers, restrooms and social services for more than 200 people, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other ...and more »

Plans for homeless center advance, opening aimed at 2019 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Plans to create a central place where homeless people can find shelter and be connected to services are moving forward, although the opening of a center still could be two years away. On Sept. 21, the city issued a Request for Proposals, the official ...and more »

CDC finds hepatitis A was carried from San Diego to AZ shelter - Food Safety News

For months a hepatitis A outbreak has been described in terms of homeless and drug-addicted victims in San Diego. New information this week from local, state and federal health officials shows a much broader geographic scope that is not limited by ...and more »

San Diego paramedics to join hepatitis A fight - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Paramedics are the newest troops in the fight against San Diego's ever-growing hepatitis A outbreak. A letter signed this week by the director of the state Emergency Medical Services Authority temporarily expands state laws that govern paramedics ...and more »

An outbreak waiting to happen: Hepatitis A marches through San Diego's homeless community - STAT

AN DIEGO — The hepatitis A outbreak 1 now roiling this well-heeled, coastal city may have had its roots in a baseball game — when the city cleaned up for the 2016 All-Star Game by pushing its homeless out of the touristy areas downtown and into ...and more »

Here's one way LA County plans to stop spread of hepatitis A in homeless encampments - LA Daily News

A proposal to identify homeless encampments across Los Angeles County that may benefit from toilets and handwashing facilities will be considered by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, as part of an effort to stem the spread of the infectious and ...and more »