Add 20 extra instances and 22 extra hospitalizations to San Diego County’s ever-growing hepatitis A outbreak.
Tuesday afternoon the county Health and Human Services Agency raised the variety of the outbreak’s confirmed instances to 481 from 461 and hospitalizations to 337 from 315. The loss of life depend related to the outbreak, which began in November 2016, remained at 17 for a second straight week.
For the final two weeks, the well being division has reported having greater than 40 instances beneath investigation awaiting affirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that they think are attributable to the identical distinctive strains related to different outbreak instances.
No info on the variety of instances beneath investigation was accessible Tuesday. All of those that have died throughout the outbreak have had underlying medical situations equivalent to liver illness. Most had been additionally homeless and/or drug customers.
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