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  • San Diego opens giant tent to contain hepatitis outbreak

    12/03/2017 5:41:18 AM PST · by x1stcav · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 12/1/17 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego on Friday opened the first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless as part of the city's efforts to contain a hepatitis A outbreak stemming from the deplorable conditions people were living in on the streets. About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women. Two other giant tents will open later this month — one for families and one for veterans. The tents will house a total of 700 people. Related Searches San Diego Hepatitis OutbreakSinkhole San DiegoEater San...
  • California Officially Declares State Of Emergency Over Deadly Outbreak (Hepatitis)

    10/15/2017 11:03:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2017 | Jack Davis
    California declared a state of emergency Friday after a deadly hepatitis A outbreak has spread faster than the state’s ability to supply the vaccine that can ward off the disease. The declaration allows the state to “increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines in order to control the current outbreak,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement, according to CBS News. So far, 581 people in California have been sickened with disease, which targets the liver. Hepatitis A is potentially fatal for people who with liver diseases, such as hepatitis B or C.
  • San Diego County Hepatitis A death toll rises to 18

    10/10/2017 9:43:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Since the outbreak, San Diego's Health and Human Service Agency and local health administrators have given about 68,500 vaccinations, including nearly 54,000 to at-risk populations. Also Tuesday, the San Diego Board of Supervisors voted to extend the county's emergency health declaration over the outbreak, which will need to be reviewed and voted on every 14 days. Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Tuesday more than 600 tons have trash has been cleared from San Diego streets, sidewalks, and riverbeds over the past six months as part of citywide cleanup efforts.
  • Experts: Deadly California hepatitis A outbreak may linger for year or more

    10/06/2017 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 6, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness has infected at least 568 people since November, mainly in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties. People without symptoms can carry the illness, and health officials suspect that transients in San Diego County spread it through other homeless populations around the state. More than 480 cases of the illness, including all 17 deaths, have occurred in San Diego County, which declared a public...
  • San Diego’s Hepatitis Outbreak Is A Man-Made Disaster (16 dead)

    09/25/2017 11:54:47 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 54 replies
    huffpost ^ | 9/19/17 updated | Dana Liebelson, Lauren Weber
    Hepatitis A, spread by fecal contamination, has killed 16 people and sickened 421 since November. An outbreak of hepatitis A, a dangerous but preventable disease that is spread through fecal contamination and attacks the liver, has gotten so out of hand in San Diego that the county government is handing out plastic poop bags and washing the streets with bleach. (Emphasis mine) The outbreak has killed 16 people and infected 421 since November, ravaging San Diego’s large homeless and illicit drug-using population. It could eventually cost the county health department up to a million dollars, a local health official estimated....
  • Livid Woman Screams About Veteran’s Service Dog In Delaware Restaurant

    09/22/2017 5:28:27 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 86 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 22 SEP 2017 | N/A
    A video of a woman screaming about a veteran’s service dog being inside a Delaware restaurant has caught the attention of the internet. It happened at Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. The unidentified woman was filmed screaming about how disgusting she thought it was that an animal was inside the eatery.
  • San Diego hepatitis A outbreak deaths reach 16

    09/13/2017 3:12:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | September 12, 2017 | Paul Sisson
    San Diego County’s hepatitis A outbreak shows no signs of slowing, according to the latest update released Tuesday by the county Health and Human Services Agency. The outbreak’s death total rose to 16 — one more than last week’s total. The number of confirmed cases reached 421, up 23 from last week. The number of hospitalizations also pushed higher, reaching 292 from 279 the week before.
  • County declares health emergency for hepatitis outbreak (San Diego)

    09/03/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 16 replies
    San Diego Union ^ | 9/1/17 | Paul Sisson
    San Diego County declared a local health emergency early Friday night, adding a new level of urgency to a hepatitis A outbreak that has hit the homeless population hardest, killing 15 people and hospitalizing hundreds. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the region’s public health officer, signed the declaration shortly after lawyers finished writing it, bolstering the county Health and Human Services Agency’s ability to request assistance from the state and providing legal protections for a slate of actions that began unfolding across the city earlier in the day. Working on a county contract, a private company began delivering portable hand-washing stations Friday...
  • Deadliest outbreak of hepatitis A in decades kills 14 in San Diego

    08/28/2017 7:48:39 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    guardian.com ^ | 8/28/17 | staff & CDC
    Fourteen people have died from an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego, and experts believe it to be the deadliest outbreak of the disease in the US in decades, the Guardian has learned. In large part, the victims were homeless people who have had to contend with a lack of 24-hour public restrooms, even though hand-washing is one of the best defenses against infection. The number of cases has exceeded other large outbreaks, said a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) spokesperson, and is “likely the most deaths in an outbreak in the US in the past 20 years”. (...
  • Hepititis danger from Full English breakfast. Caused by EU meat...Brexit Virus [trunc]

    05/21/2017 9:50:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 21 May 2017 11:00 EDT | Katie French and Eleanor Hayward
    [FULL TITLE had to be edited because it wouldn't 'take': Hepatitis danger from Full English breakfast... caused by EU meat: Sausage bug has been dubbed ‘the Brexit virus’] Tens of thousands of people are being infected with a potentially deadly illness after eating imported meat riddled with what has been described as 'Brexit virus'.    The strain of hepatitis E, which used to be mainly a tropical disease but has now mutated to infect livestock, causes a flu-like illness and in severe circumstances, could cause death. Experts predict 10 per cent of pork imported from Europe has the strain and...
  • [Vanity] What is behind the Hepatitis C commercials

    12/10/2016 8:20:29 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 102 replies
    http://www.fertilemind.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I've noticed a lot of commercials about Hep C. The current one tells Baby Boomers to get tested and an earlier one was talking about a cure for Hep C. This is starting to sound like some government conspiracy. And, I'm not a doctor but I didn't think that a virus could be cured.
  • Frozen strawberries recalled, linked to hepatitis A outbreak

    11/07/2016 7:35:17 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 11/07/16 | Sukee Bennett
    State and local health officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are investigating a nationwide hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt.
  • Cop says first responders surrounded bathroom where Mateen was holed up, but told to wait

    06/22/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/22/16 | unknown
    A Florida police officer said Tuesday that he and a group of five of six other officers surrounded the bathroom where Omar Mateen was holed up, but were told to wait until a SWAT team arrived. Belle Isle, Fla. Police Officer Brandon Cornwell, 25, told The Washington Post that he and the officers entered Pulse Orlando as bullets flew and clubgoers screamed. He said his group aimed their rifles and waited about “15 or 20 minutes” because they were told not to engage the bathroom area. Cornwell said he never even saw Mateen. Federal authorities said Monday that police “engaged...
  • Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics

    02/18/2016 4:42:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Deadspin ^ | February 18, 2016 | Tom Ley
    Rio Has Given Up On Its Goal To Clean Up The Water In Time For The Olympics When bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Jaineiro promised the International Olympics Committee that it would eliminate 80 percent of the sewage found in the city's notoriously filthy water, and would fully regenerate the lagoon in which rowing and kayaking events will be held. Now a few months from the start of the games, Rio has given up on keeping those promises. Outside The Lines' Bonnie Ford has a thorough examination of the current state of Rio's water pollution, and...
  • Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis

    11/08/2015 5:18:08 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | November 8, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving. Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter. In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic...
  • Immigrant Children Given Adult Dose of Hepatitis A Vaccine

    07/07/2015 1:31:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/4
    About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The vaccines were administered this week, but none of the children has been hospitalized or had any adverse reactions, ICE officials said Saturday. ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said health care professionals will monitor the children over the next five days for any potential side effects, though none are expected. "Parents at the facility were advised and counseled by medical professionals about potential side effects, with...
  • New hepatitis C drugs cost government $4.5B

    03/30/2015 6:19:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    he federal government spent a whopping $4.5 billion on costly new drugs to cure hepatitis C among Medicare patients last year, a steep price that is likely to keep growing, federal records show. Spending on the super-selling drugs – which can cost $1,000 a day – increased more than 15 times compared to the previous year, according to a report Monday by ProPublica.
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • L.A. Times Concedes ‘Serious Diseases’ Come from Mexico, Central America ("acts of love!")

    02/19/2015 8:03:11 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/15 | Tony Lee
    During last summer’s border crisis, left-wing and mainstream media outlets mocked Americans who were concerned that illegal immigrants may be carrying disease like Tuberculosis. But in a story downplaying the measles threat from Mexico and Central America, the Los Angeles Times concedes that, “beyond measles, however, there are some serious diseases that are brought to the United States from Mexico and Central America.” Tuberculosis is chief among those diseases, according to the Times, which noted that “in 2013, 65% of the tuberculosis cases in the U.S. occurred among foreign-born people”: A majority of those people came from five countries: Mexico...
  • 62 women infected with Hepatitis C at late-term abortion facility win $13.75 million settlement

    06/05/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jun 05, 2014 15:13 EST | Ben Johnson
    MELBOURNE, Australia, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A late-term abortion facility and state abortion regulators have agreed to a multimillion dollar settlement after 62 women said the facility did not take proper procedures to prevent them from being infected with Hepatitis C during their operations. Croydon Day Surgery and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority agreed to pay $13.75 million after scores of patients were infected by anesthesiologist James Latham Peters between June 2008 and November 2009.