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San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

The disease has killed at least 15 people and infected nearly 400 in the city, and it is hitting the homeless population the hardest.
City workers wash down streets and sidewalks Monday in an effort to control a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego. Source: Susan Murphy

San Diego has started washing its downtown streets with bleach in an effort to combat an outbreak of hepatitis A that has killed at least 15 people and infected nearly 400.

The infectious disease has largely infected homeless people in the coastal California city, and part of the issue is an apparent shortage of public restrooms in areas where the population congregates.

Hepatitis A, and declared a public health emergency earlier this month.

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