|The County of San Diego is continuing to share information about the locally declared public health emergency due to the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak and what everyone can do to disinfect public restrooms or common areas you may have as part of your business/facility operations. We wanted share with you the attached posters (links at the bottom of this email) that you can print and display at your place of business/facility as a reminder that washing hands stops germs, can prevent the spread of Hepatitis A, and helps protect public health. Please feel free to also share this information with any membership or partner contacts.
The outbreak is being spread person-to-person and through contact with fecal-contaminated areas. The majority of people who have contracted Hepatitis A during this outbreak have been the homeless and illicit drug users. Efforts of the County of San Diego and its community partners to halt the Hepatitis A outbreak focus on three key areas: vaccination (for the at-risk populations), sanitation, and public education.
For more information about the local Hepatitis A outbreak, resources are available online at: http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/Hepatitis_A.html
- Clean+Hands+Save+Lives_english.pdf – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/deh/fhd/food/pdf/hw_en.pdf