SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County is seeing a slowdown in the number of cases of Hepatitis A from an average of 84 per week this summer to only two in the first three weeks of December.
The county’s public health officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten, said Tuesday that the death toll of 20 also has not changed since October.
San Diego County has had 571 cases since November of 2016, the worst such US outbreak in 20 years.
Health officials have vaccinated more than 100,000 people, installed 159 hand-washing stations and cleaned streets with a bleach solution in an effort to contain the liver-damaging virus that lives in feces.
The city also is opening tents to house homeless people, the most affected population.
Wooten says the efforts appear to be working.
A 13-year-old missing boy was found Thursday morning, about 15 hours after he was last seen at his Balboa Park middle school's after school program, police said.
A local girls soccer coach who was fired for texting a teenage player also once worked with kids for San Diego County. What he said when News 8 knocked on his door.
News 8 spoke to the Golden State Killer's youngest victim on Wednesday following the announcement of an arrest in the case. Former Del Mar resident Margaret Wardlow was just 13 years old and living alone with her mother in Sacramento when she was raped by the man also known as the East Area Rapist.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
About 130 Central Americans, mostly women and children, have arrived at the U.S. border with Mexico in a "caravan" of asylum-seeking immigrants that has drawn the fury of President Donald Trump.
As kids, some of us set up a lemonade stand to pull in a few extra bucks, but one Ocean Beach boy is not charging a dime for his lemonade. Instead, he is encouraging his customers to help him pay it forward.
UC San Diego Wednesday announced what the university touted as the largest private medicinal cannabis research donation in U.S. history.
People across San Diego County have noticed a disturbing trend as they have found, seemingly healthy, birds of prey dead.