Hep A outbreak no longer emergency in local counties

Hundreds of cautionary safety measures lead to end of deadly outbreak File PhotoPublic Health recommends that you wash your hands thoroughly, especially after using a public restroom. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Tuesday, Jan. 23, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors declared an end to the fatal hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County. According to officials, the virus has not claimed a life within the county since October, and there have been no new reported cases in the last month. However officials are still keeping an eye on the epidemic. “New outbreak activity has leveled off to near zero,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, San Diego County public health officer

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