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The bill is intended to help local governments act more efficiently to future outbreaks.
The California city seeks to dramatically reduce new HCV infections and related deaths.
The California city is considered ground zero for what has become a multistate hepatitis A crisis.
County health officials hope to rescind the city’s emergency health declaration by January 31.
Sexual transmission is likely driving this increase; meth and injection drug use are also risk factors.
Some believe the worst of the state’s liver virus crisis has yet to come.
Fourteen people have now died in the midst of an ongoing health crisis, which is ravaging the city’s homeless community.
Since November, there have been 228 confirmed cases of the liver virus, including 161 people who had to be hospitalized.
A recent outbreak has killed at least three people, and hospitalized more than 60. Authorities say tracking the epidemic has been difficult.
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