Fourth Death Due To Hepatitis A Outbreak In County

A fourth person has died as a result of the Hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that now totals 160 cases.

One hundred and twenty people have been hospitalized during the outbreak. 

Public health investigators are continuing to evaluate cases, but thus far no common food, drink or drug source has been identified as the cause. 

Dr. Wilma Wooten with the County Health department tells KOGO news the outbreak is impacting two communities: the homeless and drug users.

12 of the cases were reported by people who were booked into local jails.the dates of exposure at the jails can be found HERE.

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