San Diego’s perfect Hepatitis A storm. @JeffBliss1

Nov 19, 2017, 02:36 AM

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San Diego’s perfect Hepatitis A storm. @JeffBliss1

“I’m not so much surprised it occurred, but surprised it didn’t occur earlier. In some ways, it was the perfect storm.” DR. ROBERT SCHOOLEY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Doctors and nurses here are grappling with a population that’s extremely challenging to work with, or even find. Because homeless people are transient and receive little regular health care, even severe illnesses can go unnoticed and untreated for long periods. In the case of hepatitis A, this allows a carrier to keep spreading it. Issues such as mental illness and a deep culture of mistrust of the government also make many homeless patients difficult to reach or reason with. Many routinely turn away offers of free vaccines or medical attention. “This is new territory,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County’s public health officer. “It’s challenging on so many levels.”

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