OtherGround Forums San Diege: Hepatitis A, 16 dead, hundreds infected

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http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Begins-Power-Washing-Streets-to-Fight-Hepatitis-A-443868103.html

San Diego Begins Power Washing Streets to Fight Hepatitis A

City officials have begun power washing parts of Downtown San Diego in an effort to combat the Hepatitis A outbreak. 

Since the outbreak, 16 people have died and hundreds have been infected, making it the worst outbreak to hit San Diego in decades. The County Board of Supervisors declared the outbreak a public health emergency. 

Monday, crews began spraying down East Village sidewalks with a bleach solution that kills the Hepatitis virus. 

"We're probably going to be doing them every other Monday, see how that works out at least for the time being," said Jose Ysea, a City spokesman.

The bleach solution will be used on areas predominantly occupied by homeless San Diegans, including Market and 16th Street down through Commercial. 

In addition to the power washing, city and county officials deployed 40 hand washing stations around the county. Three dozen hand washing stations have already been set up in areas where homeless people congregate.

Hepatitis A is a serious disease that attacks the liver and can prove fatal.

That means anyone who works or lives near the infected areas is at risk.

Laura Johnson, a small business owner downtown, just opened her business when she first learned about the outbreak. 

"I literally had no idea until yesterday which is kind of scary," she said.

Jamie Miller, another small business owner in San Diego, was shocked to first learn about the outbreak.

"It sounds like a crazy thing to have on the streets in a first world city," Miller told NBC 7.

On Tuesday, the city will extend the operating hours for 14 restrooms in Balboa Park. The restrooms will be open 24/7. 

The city is also exploring other options to increase the number of restrooms in the downtown area. 

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7 days ago
1/4/14
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That's like having a fucking cholera outbreak these days. Sanitation: get your shit together, San Diego!
7 days ago
10/16/10
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Where did it come from?
7 days ago
6/22/11
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Bum butts

7 days ago
10/15/13
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7 days ago
1/1/01
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People are fucking the sidewalk?
7 days ago
11/28/08
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Vaccinate your kids.

7 days ago
1/1/17
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Hammerstein - That's like having a fucking cholera outbreak these days. Sanitation: get your shit together, San Diego!

There are numerous homeless colonies living permanently in tents in certain areas of downtown San Diego. Walking through those areas is like being in an episode of the walking dead at times. I wonder if this outbreak happened in one of those areas,

7 days ago
4/24/10
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That's like downtown Los Angeles. There a fuckin bum pissing or shitting on every corner. 

7 days ago
6/29/10
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Ewww

7 days ago
1/1/01
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actionmouse -
Hammerstein - That's like having a fucking cholera outbreak these days. Sanitation: get your shit together, San Diego!

There are numerous homeless colonies living permanently in tents in certain areas of downtown San Diego. Walking through those areas is like being in an episode of the walking dead at times. I wonder if this outbreak happened in one of those areas,

Correct...the east part of downtown. We have a massive homeless problem here. You can literally drive down the street there and at any given moment see someone plunging a needle into thier arm. 

7 days ago
1/1/01
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Alumatine - 

That's like downtown Los Angeles. There a fuckin bum pissing or shitting on every corner. 


7 days ago
1/23/06
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I'm sorry, but it appears that the long term outcome is set in stone at this point.
Edited: 7 days ago
1/23/06
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We have all these problems in America, but we give most of the potential aid to other Countries and non-Americans.



7 days ago
12/22/10
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Stache - Where did it come from?

Filthy Latins. 

6 days ago
7/13/17
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Hep a is not scary as that article is making it out to be.  The 16 HOMELESS people that died were most likely already sick.  Wash your hands fuckers  

6 days ago
2/25/17
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Wasn't it Seattle that said a couple months ago that cleaning up the streets was racist?

6 days ago
1/1/01
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too bad the chargers didn't stay one more year.
6 days ago
6/5/03
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Hammerstein - That's like having a fucking cholera outbreak these days. Sanitation: get your shit together, San Diego!
Ask yourself what disease ridden place is close to San Diego.
6 days ago
11/28/08
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"We give most of the potential aid to other Countries and non-Americans."

Not even close

6 days ago
2/27/13
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PatK - People are fucking the sidewalk?

Are you thinking of some other disease? Hepatitis is generally caught by ingesting contaminated water or food, or direct contact with an infected person.

6 days ago
5/28/02
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shit. east village is right next to gaslamp district.
6 days ago
11/28/08
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Banjaxo -
PatK - People are fucking the sidewalk?

Are you thinking of some other disease? Hepatitis is generally caught by ingesting contaminated water or food, or direct contact with an infected person.

He is confusing it with Hep B and, to a lesser extent, C.

6 days ago
10/25/07
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Sounds like SD needs more fentanyl in their heroin to help thin out the population

6 days ago
6/5/05
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But Joe Rogan said theres no homeless problem in San Diego.