San Diego steps up containment battle as Hepatitis A outbreak kills 16
Private cleaning crews and public health workers are mobilized on city streets.
Lines are long and constant at pop-up clinics around San Diego, where hundreds of people have waited to get free hepatitis A vaccines. There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading. Mireya Villarreal reports.
(Natural News) San Diego has long been known for its beaches and zoo, but now it is making a name for itself in far less appealing categories, like feces and disease. A state of emergency for San Diego Country was declared on September 1 as the city contends with an outbreak of Hepatitis A. Nearly...
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LA County is the third region in California this year to declare a hepatitis A outbreak. Two of the 10 cases were acquired locally, which worries health officials. The homeless population is most at risk.
Title: Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles CountyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection
je Mark Schena Human noroviruses (NoV) are the leading cause of human gastroenteritis in populations of all ages and are linked to most of the foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is another important foodborne enteric virus and is considered the most common agent causing acute liver disease worldwide. In the present study, a focused, low-density DNA microarray was developed and validated for the simultaneous identification of foodborne-associated genotypes of NoV and HAV. By employing a novel algorithm, capture probes were designed to target variable genomic regions commonly used for typing these f...
Public health authorities have declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in Los Angeles County, the third California region to see significant infections this year
Los Angeles County public health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after an emergency was declared in San Diego, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.Case numbers are still small in L.A County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak,...
San Diego County is experiencing the third worst hepatitis A outbreak in the nation since a vaccine was introduced. L.A. officials fear the outbreak is headed north.