Health Official Doesn’t See Hep A Outbreak Slowing Down Anytime Soon
Dr. Wilma Wooten said the overall case count jumped to 461 Tuesday, with 315 hospitalizations since November and 17 deaths.
Los Angeles Times:
Death Toll From San Diego Hepatitis Outbreak Rises To 17, With No Signs Of Slowing
The death toll in San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak increased Tuesday, and the region’s top public health official said she hasn’t seen any signs of a slowdown in the public health emergency that has now killed 17 people. Dr. Wilma Wooten said there are 49 suspected hepatitis cases and one death still under investigation. A week ago, there were 44 cases, and the number of investigations has bounced from roughly 30 to 50 at any given time for several months, public health officials said. (Sisson, 9/27)