The city of San Diego is working with health officials to combat a Hepatitis A outbreak by power washing streets with bleach.
The County Board of Supervisors have declared a public health emergency after 15 people have died and hundreds got sick.
Officials in San Diego County declare public health emergency due to spread of the liver disease hepatitis A: https://t.co/SsONnFqGOf— ABC News (@ABC) September 3, 2017
The plan is to pressure wash certain streets with a bleach solution that kills the Hepatitis virus sometime within the next 10 days.
The county estimates 30 percent of those infected in the Hepatitis A outbreak are not homeless or drug users so anyone in the area is at risk of infection.
Hepatitis A is a serious disease that attacks the liver and can be fatal.