Hepatitis A spreads with the homeless from San Diego to LA County. @JeffBliss1

Sep 23, 2017, 11:59 PM

09-23-2017 (Photo: Hepatitis A distribution 2005 High: prevalence higher than 8% Intermediate: between 2% and 7% Low : less than 2%) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow

Hepatitis A spreads with the homeless from San Diego to LA County. @JeffBliss1

Health officials said Tuesday that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two "community-acquired" cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. "We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak ... as of this morning," Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors. 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. Ferrer urged anyone working with individuals at high risk of contracting the disease -- including health care providers, food-service workers and shelter employees -- to get vaccinated.

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