San Diego Will Power Wash Streets to Fight Hepatitis A

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.

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.

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