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  1. #1 After 15 die in hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins sanitary street washing 
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    anitary street washing will commence in downtown San Diego and will continue every other week to combat the city’s deadly hepatitis A outbreak, Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office said Friday.

    The city responded to a letter sent by San Diego County Thursday, asking the city to move forward with a list of specific sanitation actions designed to help control the spread of the disease, which has killed 15 people and hospitalized nearly 300, many of them homeless and living on streets without adequate access to restrooms or showers.


    The county gave the city five business days to respond with a plan for remedying what it called a “fecally contaminated environment” downtown. The county will soon expand its efforts to other cities in the region, where the outbreak has now produced nearly 400 confirmed cases.

    The county moved forward last weekend with its own contractor, who installed 40 hand-washing stations in areas where the homeless often gather. There are plans, according to the city’s letter, to add more stations next week.

    In addition to regularly pressure-washing dirty city right-of-ways with chlorinated water, the county also asked the city to “immediately expand access to public restrooms and wash stations within the city limits that are adjacent to at-risk populations.”
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    Dam they have miles of ocean front and they can't find a place to take a bath, got public restrooms all up and down the beaches and as far as I know there is no curfew on the beach , got parking lots for RVs and cars so if these people are dying from filth it is their own fault, Most people out on the streets are certifiably mentally sick or an alcoholic, which of course the alcoholic you can't do anything for, you can't even admit them without consent. They don't arrest them because if they did they would be standing in line to spend the night and have a couple free meals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    Dam they have miles of ocean front and they can't find a place to take a bath, got public restrooms all up and down the beaches and as far as I know there is no curfew on the beach , got parking lots for RVs and cars so if these people are dying from filth it is their own fault, Most people out on the streets are certifiably mentally sick or an alcoholic, which of course the alcoholic you can't do anything for, you can't even admit them without consent. They don't arrest them because if they did they would be standing in line to spend the night and have a couple free meals.

    We don't have the types of mental hospitals that care for the indigent anymore, not that they were always great places. Some states did better than others. But the mentally ill had a place to go and get treated, especially after they started reforming mental health treatment.

    Alcohol and drugs affect liver function, which makes people with addictions particularly vulnerable to Hepatitis.

    The Salvation Army still reaches out to alcoholics and addicts on the street. They never give up on people. They bring hot food to the street people and offer them shelter and treatment.
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