Hepatitis

So Others May Eat holds Hep A forum: County says of 536 cases, 172 stricken were homeless and/or drug users

So Others May Eat holds Hep A forum: County says of 536 cases, 172 stricken were homeless and/or drug users

In preparation for the annual feeding programs for those in need held toward the end of the year at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Girard Avenue (in addition to ongoing bi-weekly dinners) the non-profit group, So Others May Eat (SOME), hosted a forum about Hepatitis A on Nov. 2 at the church.

The speakers were Jamie Felice, San Diego County senior public health nurse, and Roberto Ramirez, Community Health Promotion Team member. They were invited to dispel myths about Hep A and its relationship to homelessness.

Thus far, there have been 536 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in San Diego County and 20 deaths. Of the confirmed cases, about 30 percent were spread among...

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