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In San Diego, homeless woes result in deadly outbreak
San Diego is turning to tents to deal with a homeless crisis that has contributed to the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the United States in 20 years. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Diego Contends with Homelessness, Hepatitis Outbreak
SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family's bags of clothes. "It's peaceful here," Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in an October interview at the campground. A tent, of course, is not a home. But for these San Diegans, it is a blessing. Like other major cities all along the West Coast, San Diego is struggling with a homeless crisis. In a place that bills itself as "America's Finest City," spiraling real estate values have contribu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julie Watson, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

San Deigo's High rent fuels homelessness, hepatitis outbreak
An explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors in San Diego has contributed to the worst America's hepatitis A outbreak in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity
Check out some of the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM: Perspective: Dr. Margot Kushel examines the root cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool Hepatitis A Virus: A Novel Identify-Isolate-Inform Tool
A novel tool adapted for hepatitis A virus can assist ED personnel with the identification and management of patients presenting with the illness.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

“Ambition & Action ” Needed to End Open Defecation
Women village councilors in Penakota, a village in southeast India, go out into a field to relieve themselves, as there are no toilets in their workplace. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 2017 (IPS)What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?For those in the developed world, such questions are hard to fathom, but for 2.3 billion people around the world it’s a reality. Without access to a toilet many are forced to defecate in the open, significantly increasing the changes of spreading diseases.The sixth Sustainable Development Goal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

During a hepatitis A emergency, there's a nationwide shortage of vaccine
The battle against Hepatitis A outbreaks across the US is being stymied by a national shortage of the vaccine needed to combat it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts to Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks
San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

San Francisco's Plan to Eliminate Hep C
(MedPage Today) -- As in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak, poverty is a key factor and challenge (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tourists say they contracted hepatitis A on trip to San Diego
San Diego County is battling the worst hepatitis A outbreak ​ seen in the U.S. in decades, with 20 dead and hundreds of cases confirmed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay and bisexual men at higher risk of hepatitis A in L.A. County as outbreak grows
L.A. County's hepatitis A outbreak has been much smaller than San Diego's, with 29 cases compared with 544. But officials say gay men are now at risk here and that an LAPD officer who works on skid row was infected, raising questions about the county's strategy to focus on the homeless. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla, Gale Holland Source Type: news

Tourists say they contracted Hepatitis A on San Diego trip
Two tourists from Utah who visited San Diego say they believe they contracted hepatitis A on their trip as city battles worst outbreak in decades (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Is Surging And Cities Don't Have The Resources To Stop It
Cases have jumped 28 percent this year, and there's a "constrained supply" of vaccine. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States, 2016
Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was ≥90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

San Diego reports 20th death from Hepatitis A outbreak
San Diego death toll from Hepatitis A outbreak rises to 20 as county fights worst outbreak in US in 20 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report
Report highlighting the nation's progress toward reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Close to 3 million people access hepatitis C cure
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

California combats deadly hepatitis A outbreak
As firefighters continue to battle blazes across the state of California, public health officials are dealing with another ongoing crisis: one of the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreaks in the country since the development of a vaccine, more than two decades ago. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San Diego
California ’s hepatitis A outbreak has claimed 19 lives in San Diego, and 500 cases have been confirmed, as of Tuesday. On Friday, California's governor declared a state of emergency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets
NHS physician Dr Preethi Daniel says the most commonly-asked question from patients is about toilets. Her words come amid a hepatitis A outbreak in California linked to public toilets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency
The state's hepatitis A outbreak has infected at least 578 people, killed 18. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Oct. 16, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: State of Emergency Declared in California Over Hepatitis A Outbreak A lack of vaccines to combat a hepatitis A outbreak in California has... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gay rights activists back NHS sexuality questionnaire
Equality legislation requires people visiting GPs or hospital to be asked about their sexual orientation Related items fromOnMedica Restrictions on gay men donating blood are eased Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine Lesbian and bisexual women missing out on cervical screening LGBT people discriminated against at end of life GMC offers guidance on supporting transgender patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Calif. declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
Golden State experiencing largest hepatitis A outbreak in U.S. transmitted from person to person since vaccine became available in 1996 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak
California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency to combat hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California declares state of emergency over deadly hepatitis A outbreak
California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state ’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people.“Vaccinating people at risk of exposure is the most effective tool we have to prevent the spread of hepatitis A infection during an outbreak,” said California... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
Title: Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak SpreadsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 9, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Launch of National Hepatitis Strategic Framework
Honourable Minister for National Health Services and Coordination, my sister Saira Afzal Tarar; Regional Director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, my brother Mahmoud Fikri; (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - October 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], hepatitis [subject], jaundice, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, hepatitis c, hepatitis e, Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Pakistan [country], Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

California's hepatitis A outbreak may linger for years
The outbreak that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years
California ’s Hepatitis A outbreak could be years from over, health officials warned on Thursday. Hundreds of people, primarily homeless, in Los Angeles and San Diego have been infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis a Outbreak Spreads
Drug users, the homeless most affected; county has launched vaccination effort Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hepatitis A (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Works to Contain Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks California Works to Contain Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreaks
An unusual spate of hepatitis centered in the San Diego area, but spreading to other jurisdictions, has officials working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contain transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hundreds Hospitalized in San Diego as Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads
FRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2017 -- An outbreak of hepatitis A among drug users and the homeless in San Diego continues to spread, public health experts report. To date, 481 cases have been reported, 337 people have been hospitalized and 17 have died,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Updated Dosing for GamaSTAN S/D for HAV Prophylaxis Updated Dosing for GamaSTAN S/D for HAV Prophylaxis
Concerns about decreased HAV IgG antibody potency have resulted in some changes to recommended dosing instructions for hepatitis A preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis with GamaSTAN S/D.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years, official says
At least 568 people in California have already contracted Hepatitis A as part of a deadly outbreak that officials are struggling to control. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak to Greet IDWeek
(MedPage Today) -- Homeless bear brunt of disease; delegates at low risk (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

San Diego increases homeless citations in hepatitis outbreak
The city of San Diego has cleared a downtown street where hundreds of homeless people regularly camp during ongoing efforts to sanitize neighborhoods to control the spread of hepatitis A (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Hepatitis A outbreak
Outbreaks of the highly contagious hepatitis A virus have public health officials concerned. An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego led public health officials to declare a public health emergency. Officials in San Diego say more than 65 percent of those affected have been homeless or illcit drug users, and the virus is being [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Increase in Reported Hepatitis A Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men — New York City, January–August 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
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. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern California battles hepatitis A outbreak
There's a desperate race against time to stop the hepatitis A virus from spreading, especially among the area's homeless and drug users (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego has officials washing streets and extending public restroom hours as the disease infects hundreds
(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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Has Hit Los Angeles, a Week After Sickening Hundreds in San Diego
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis A Outbreak Declared in Los Angeles County
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 (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 20, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis A outbreak hits major city after 2 cases confirmed
Los Angeles County health officials emphasized Tuesday that getting hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news