San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak
On Sept. 1, 2017, the San Diego County public health officer declared a local public health emergency due to the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in the county.
The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with fecally contaminated environments. The majority of people who have contracted hepatitis A during this outbreak have been homeless and/or illicit drug users.
Efforts of the County and its community partners to halt the hepatitis A outbreak focus on three key areas: vaccination, sanitation and education