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.
Snow and icy conditions following a winter storm prompts the closure of a portion of Interstate 8 in Alpine Friday morning.
Alaska Airlines this week launched daily nonstop service between El Paso and San Diego International Airport.
A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.
The San Diego area's notably wet and frigid winter continued unabated Thursday as the latest in a lengthy series of blustery storms soaked and frosted the region with rain and mountain snow for a second straight day.
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Isolated showers and mountain snow, snow level down to 2000' - 2,500', will linger through 1 am. The Winter Storm Warning for the mountains will also expire at that time. As the wet weather moves out, the cold / dry air will filter in across San Diego.
A Bay Area state senator has introduced a new bill that would require clergy to report suspected child abuse.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to work together on overlapping issues.