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By Tom Christensen
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Hepatitis A emergency winding down

 

Last updated 1/7/2018 at 10:50pm

County nurse Paulina Bobenrieth vaccinates a patient in downtown San Diego.

The County Board of Supervisors extended the local public health emergency for hepatitis A again on Jan. 2, but efforts are now underway to transition out of the emergency amid declining case numbers.

Public Health officials told the board that they were assuring all new processes and procedures were being put in place to end the emergency declaration that was declared in September.

The board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency every 14 days.

From May to September, 2017 there were an average of 84 cases reported each month. That number slowed to 34 cases in October a...



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