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    San Diego Washing Streets To Fight Hep A Epidemic

    Ever see a sign like this?



    Anti-spitting laws proliferated in the first half of the 20th century, because tuberculous was raging and could not be cured. TB is spread, amongst other ways, by contact with the bacteria in the sputum of infected people.

    Hep A is a liver disease that is transmitted, among other ways, by the same route(s) as TB.

    Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are diseases caused by three different viruses. Although each can cause similar symptoms, they have different modes of transmission and can affect the liver differently. Hepatitis A appears only as an acute or newly occurring infection and does not become chronic. People with Hepatitis A usually improve without treatment. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If a person has had one type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types.
    https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm

    In rare cases, Hep A can kill a person.

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Streets in San Diego will be power-washed every other week and hand-washing stations are being installed where homeless people congregate under a plan to combat a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, according to the mayor's office.

    San Diego County officials earlier this month declared a public health emergency because of the spread of the liver disease that has killed 15 people and hospitalized 300 more.

    The region's homeless population, which often lacks adequate access to restrooms or showers, has been hit the hardest since the outbreak started last November.

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    The county a week earlier gave the city five business days to respond with a plan for remedying what it called a "fecally contaminated environment" downtown.

    The county will soon expand its efforts to other cities in the region, where the hepatitis A outbreak has now produced nearly 400 confirmed cases.

    Crews will use bleach-spiked water to pressure wash outdoor surfaces that may have feces, blood or bodily fluids. The virus lives in human feces and spreads if people who have used the bathroom do not properly clean their hands.

    The county moved forward with its own contractor, who installed 40 hand-washing stations in areas where the homeless often gather.

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    In addition to regularly pressure-washing dirty city right of ways, the county also asked the city to "immediately expand access to public restrooms and wash stations within the city limits that are adjacent to at-risk populations."

    Additional San Diego police escorts will also be provided for the county's mobile vaccination teams and expanded vaccination clinics will be opened at public libraries, the newspaper said.

    Vaccinations and education were San Diego County's main previous preventative strategies. Thousands of doses of vaccine were distributed, but infection rates have not slowed much.

    The new sanitation efforts were inspired by a prior campaign in Los Angeles, home to tens of thousands of homeless.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...titis-outbreak

    Seems like the only permanent solution is to end homelessness.

    Your thoughts?
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    Ask yourself why there is a return of these diseases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Ask yourself why there is a return of these diseases.
    Homelessness is up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    "Liberal"? Their cops are almost as bad as mine. They are driving the poor and the middle class out of California with the worst possible abusive "gentrification" of property ever seen in the U.S.

    I am not sure what is "liberal" about any of that. Hipsters are posers, John. They prattle on about the "oppressed" over $20 lattes in chic coffee bars.

    Not sure these newly-rich geek twits give a fuck about other humans. Their only political POV appears to me to be naked greed.

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    And how is my brain "diseased" merely because to you, I seem like a "liberal"?

    Less name-calling please, John. It is upsetting to me, coming from you.
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    ever been to the french quarter in the morning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by syrenn View Post
    ever been to the french quarter in the morning?
    Never been across the Grand Canyon, Madam.

    I didn't even know SF had a French Quarter.

    I know when I watch "Vertigo", I feel rage towards the humans in charge of that city, who allowed so much that should have been preserved to be "developed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Never been across the Grand Canyon, Madam.

    I didn't even know SF had a French Quarter.

    I know when I watch "Vertigo", I feel rage towards the humans in charge of that city, who allowed so much that should have been preserved to be "developed".

    sorry, no... the french quarter in new orleans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Hmmmf, Faux News owns what's left of your brain. in 1940 the population California was 6.9 million. In 2017 it's 39.5 million. California has always had street people, it has to be liberals causing it and not mild climate 12 months of the year.

    And then Republican budget cutting and deregulation regarding sanitation has also resulted in this epidemic, perhaps.
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