At least 481 people have been infected and 17 have died of the infection since November in San Diego. Another 88 cases have been identified in Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties, where hepatitis A outbreaks have been declared.
Officials throughout the state are now scrambling to vaccinate homeless populations, which are considered the cause of the pandemic. Doctors say people who have already been infected could travel and unknowingly spread it elsewhere.
This means public health officials can’t solely rely on previous containment methods.
You are at risk.