El Cajon joins in sanitation campaign to stop hepatitis A outbreak

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 02:28:02-04

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - The City of El Cajon is adding hand washing stations and sanitizing streets to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

El Cajon officials are working closely with the County of San Diego to conduct vaccination events, said Assistant City Manager Graham Mitchell.

San Diego public health officials said many of the Hepatitis A cases are in Santee, La Mesa and El Cajon.

The City of El Cajon has 38 existing hand washing stations at city parks and is working to install more at Prescott Promenade, the county library, and trolley stations.

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El Cajon officials also requested that the MTS power wash trolley stations.

For more information on El Cajon’s hepatitis A response, click HERE.