Hepatitis A reaching epidemic proportions in California

Oct 9, 2017

What started as just a few isolated cases of the liver disease hepatitis A in the homeless community in San Diego has now spread to other homeless areas as far north as Sacramento. Almost 600 cases have been reported and there have been seventeen deaths. The disease can be highly contagious, particularly among people who don’t have access to adequate sanitation.

This has become a major problem in San Diego where many homeless were displaced away from the major tourist area near the baseball park where the July major league All-star game was held. California has 21 percent of the entire homeless population in the United States, primarily because liberals in the state prohibit local authorities from doing anything significant about homelessness.