State Of Emergency Declared As California’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Accelerates

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State Of Emergency Declared As California’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Accelerates:

A month after San Diego began street-bleaching in an effort to control its spread, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as California’s Hepatitis A outbreak has “gone statewide,” with dozens dead and hundreds hospitalized.

In order to combat the disease, the southern California city of San Diego has literally begun spraying the streets with bleach.

An article by NPR said that the Hepatitis A was first identified in the area in early Marchaccording to the county, and declared a public health emergency earlier this month. Nearly 400 people have been infected with the disease.

The majority of those sickened by this viral infection outbreak have been homeless people. A letter from San Diego County health officials stated that hepatitis A is being spread through contact with a “fecally contaminated environment” as well as person-to-person transmission. A big part of the problem is an apparent lack of public restrooms in areas where the homeless population congregates.

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San Diego Begins Bleaching Streets To Contain Outbreak Of Hepatitis A

San Diego Begins Bleaching Streets To Contain Outbreak Of Hepatitis A:

A Hepatitis A outbreak has killed 16 people in the southern California city of San Diego. In order to combat the disease, the city has literally begun spraying the streets with bleach.

An article by NPR said that the Hepatitis A was first identified in the area in early Marchaccording to the county, and declared a public health emergency earlier this month. Nearly 400 people have been infected with the disease.

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