Grand jury faults response to San Diego's hepatitis outbreak


SAN DIEGO (AP) — A grand jury report following the worst outbreak of Hepatitis A in the United States in 20 years faulted the response of San Diego city and county officials on Thursday and recommended improving communications to prepare for future health emergencies.
The outbreak killed 20 people and sickened 577 people between November 2016 and October 2017.
The report, titled "The San Diego Hepatitis A Epidemic: (Mis)handling a Public Health Crisis," criticizes the county and city for inadequate coordination that delayed sanitation procedures that could have slowed the spread... read more

 
17 May 2018 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Chron
 


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