Over the previous five years, the county recorded just 28 infections per year on average.
The County Public Health Department is investigating a suspected case of Hepatitis A case reported recently in Imperial County.
A majority of those infected with Hepatitis A are people who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs.
Hepatitis A is a virus spread through fecal matter when people do not properly wash their hands. Although there are no special treatments, doctors recommend rest, adequate nutrition and fluids.
Most people who contract the liver infection recover completely. Authorities there have declared a health emergency. More information on free vaccination clinics is below.
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But Balter said the county should focus on the homeless population, where the greatest risk lies.
Dr. William Tseng, the immediate past president of the San Diego Medical Society, was also on hand. "All of those things have been considered to help with personal hygiene as well as sanitation of the streets". "The cleanings will occur three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) every other week in the downtown area". At this point, it is too early to tell if the case is linked to the current hepatitis A outbreak.
Separately, Santa Cruz County "has reported 69 cases in 2017", Jorge De La Cruz, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, wrote in an email.
The County HHSA offers vaccines at dozens of Community Health Centers and Public Health Centers throughout the region. Our Hepatitis A lawyers have litigated Hepatitis A cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of sources, such as green onions, lettuce and restaurant food.
Most cases to date have been identified in patients who are homeless or drug users, but include workers at a health care facility working with those patients, Ferrer said. So far, 10 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed among the high-risk homeless population in Los Angeles County, according to a press release from the department. However, even mildly ill people can still be highly infectious and should consult a physician, Wooten said. We proudly represented the family of Donald Rockwell, who died after consuming hepatitis A tainted food and Richard Miller, who required a liver transplant after eating food at a Chi-Chi's restaurant. "We will be working on this anywhere from another six to 12 months, potentially", she said.