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San Diego Ramps Up Efforts to Squelch Hepatitis A Outbreak

New bathrooms with security cameras targeting homeless

(Newser) - San Diego is ramping up its battle against a deadly hepatitis A outbreak by opening up new public bathrooms around the clock and adding security cameras, per NBC7 and Newsweek . Officials announced about 20 permanent and portable bathrooms would be open citywide targeting the homeless population, Newsweek reports. They will... More »

Hundreds Infected in Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak in California

16 people have died

(Newser) - Declared a public health emergency on Sept. 1, a hepatitis A outbreak in California is only getting worse, the Los Angeles Times reports. There have been 421 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in San Diego County, and 292 people have been hospitalized. Sixteen people have died. The county has vaccinated... More »

Customer Sues Over McDonald's Hepatitis Exposure

More than 1K customers possibly put at risk by infected employee

(Newser) - Would you like fries with your contagious liver infection? The operators of a New York McDonald's have been sued after as many as 1,000 customers were possibly exposed to hepatitis A earlier this month, Reuters reports. Last Friday, the Seneca County Health Department confirmed a worker with hepatitis... More »

Burger Worker May Have Exposed 5K to Hepatitis

Immunization clinics set up after worker infected

(Newser) - A single worker at a Red Robin restaurant may have exposed up to 5,000 people to hepatitis A, warn health officials in Springfield, Mo. Immunization clinics have been set up to treat people who were at the restaurant between May 8 and 16, the News-Leader reports. Symptoms of the... More »

Church-Goers May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A

Bishop returned from Europe with the ailment, say health officials

(Newser) - Hundreds of North Dakota Catholics might have been exposed to hepatitis A—by a bishop. The Department of Health is warning people at five North Dakota Catholic churches they might have been exposed to the virus during communion over the last few weeks. Officials have determined Bishop John Folda returned... More »

How to Avoid World's Worst Travel Diseases

Knowing the drill will help prevent a ruined vacation ... or worse

(Newser) - Experiencing the local flavor sometimes comes at a cost—violent illness. Travel + Leisure lists ways to avoid the world's most unwelcome travel surprises:
  • Malaria: To avoid this dangerous parasite take prophylaxis before traveling—usually mefloquine or chloroquine; and wear long sleeves and a repellent containing DEET.
  • Giardiasis: A menace
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Ashton's A-List Pals Exposed to Hepatitis A?

Vaccinations urged for party guests like Madonna, Liv Tyler

(Newser) - Guests at Ashton Kutcher's birthday bash may have brought home more than just goodie bags, E! Online reports. The big shots celebrating the star's 30th birthday at a swanky New York club are being urged by the state health department to get vaccinations—turns out, one of the bartenders working... More »

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