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SAN DIEGO — Streets in San Diego will be power-washed every other week and hand-washing stations are being installed where homeless people congregate under a plan to combat a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, according to the mayor’s office.

San Diego County officials earlier this month declared a public health emergency because of the spread of the liver disease that has killed 15 people and hospitalized 300 more.


The region’s homeless population, which often lacks adequate access to restrooms or showers, has been hit the hardest since the outbreak started last November.

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