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NBC San Diego
Flu Cases Increasing at a Higher Pace in San Diegocases were reported this same time last year. "People should get vaccinated be
NBC San Diego / Posted yesterday
cases were reported this same time last year. "People should get vaccinated before the flu season really gets going," said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. "The flu vaccine is safe and effective and the single most... Read more
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Daily Mail
Hepatits A outbreak has killed 19 in San DiegoSan Diego Union-Tribune reported. Even as new cases of hepatits A roll in, the
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Even as new cases of hepatits A roll in, the San Diego county public health officer, Dr Wilma Wooten that the city is seeing fewer new cases than it has over the past several months, the Union-Tribune... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
California is struggling with the largest and deadliest hepatitis A outbreak to hit the US in decadesweeks to several months. At its most severe, the virus can cause death. It is,
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
weeks to several months. At its most severe, the virus can cause death. It is, however, easily treatable with vaccines. Wilma Wooten, a public health officer at San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency, told CNN that an infected... Read more
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Connecticut Post
California is struggling with the largest and deadliest hepatitis A outbreak to hit the US in decadesweeks to several months. At its most severe, the virus can cause death. It is,
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
weeks to several months. At its most severe, the virus can cause death. It is, however, easily treatable with vaccines. Wilma Wooten, a public health officer at San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency, told CNN that an infected... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Death Toll from San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Rises to 19; Over 500 Cases Confirmedit is difficult to say whether that’s the case. Last week, in a report to the
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
it is difficult to say whether that’s the case. Last week, in a report to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, said that her department had 47 cases under investigation. Those cases... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Hepatitis A vaccine needs 2nd shot for full immunizationto make sure patients know they need two doses of the hep A vaccine. "The firs
KGTV San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
to make sure patients know they need two doses of the hep A vaccine. "The first shot is up to 90-95% effective," said Dr. Wilma Wooten with the County Department of Health and Human Services. "With the second dose, you get closer to 100%." The... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Coalition Demands County Spend Millions on Plan to Combat Hep Ato be on expanding vaccinations, getting the homeless off the street, and keepi
NBC San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
to be on expanding vaccinations, getting the homeless off the street, and keeping San Diegans safe,” Dumanis said. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the County Public Health Officer, briefed the Chula Vista City Council Tuesday night on the county's efforts to... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
This Year's Flu Season Gearing Up to Surpass 2016the same time last year, 71 cases had been reported. “It's extremely important
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 8 days ago
the same time last year, 71 cases had been reported. “It's extremely important that people get vaccinated,'' said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer. “Influenza can generate severe complications, including death, especially for... Read more
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KUSI News San Diego
Flu cases reported in San Diego County more than triple compared to last year71 flu cases had been reported at this point last year. "It's extremely import
KUSI News San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
71 flu cases had been reported at this point last year. "It's extremely important that people get vaccinated,'' said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer. "Influenza can generate severe complications, including death, especially for... Read more
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NBC San Diego
This Year's Flu Season Gearing Up to Surpass 2016the same time last year, 71 cases had been reported. “It's extremely important
NBC San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
the same time last year, 71 cases had been reported. “It's extremely important that people get vaccinated,'' said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county public health officer. “Influenza can generate severe complications, including death, especially for... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Rate of Hepatitis A Outbreak Slowing Down: Health Officialoff of the number of cases. We need several more weeks. Maybe even another mont
NBC San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
off of the number of cases. We need several more weeks. Maybe even another month before we can definitively say," said Dr. Wilma Wooten. Wooten spoke Tuesday night at the Chula Vista City Council meeting, calming concerns that the virus may have... Read more
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NBC San Diego
San Diego Resident Dies From Flu Virusconditions and tested positive for influenza A. "This death is an unfortunate
NBC San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
conditions and tested positive for influenza A. "This death is an unfortunate reminder that influenza can be fatal," said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. "The seasonal influenza vaccine is widely available and we urge... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
San Diego Health Officials Report First Flu Death Of SeasonServices Agency. "This death is an unfortunate reminder that influenza can be
KPBS San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
Services Agency. "This death is an unfortunate reminder that influenza can be fatal,'' county public health officer Dr. Wilma Wooten said. "The seasonal influenza vaccine is widely available.'' The HHSA is sponsoring several free flu shot... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Arizona hepatitis A outbreak tied to San Diego caseholding vaccination clinics in libraries and cleaning up encampments along the
KGTV San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
holding vaccination clinics in libraries and cleaning up encampments along the San Diego River. On Wednesday, Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer, told members of the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
San Diego Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues To Growthe number of people infected to 481, according to San Diego County Health and
KPBS San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
the number of people infected to 481, according to San Diego County Health and Human Services. Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said there are 47 other cases awaiting confirmation. Starting Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and... Read more
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The Mercury News
California scrambles to contain deadly hepatitis A outbreaksproduct” since the U.S. first introduced a vaccine for hepatitis A in 1995. “T
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
product” since the U.S. first introduced a vaccine for hepatitis A in 1995. “This is an unprecedented outbreak,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer and director of Public Health Services for the San Diego County Health &... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Flu Vaccine Campaign Kicks Off In San Diego Countywere immunized at the free clinic. “It’s great to see people getting vaccinate
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 days ago
were immunized at the free clinic. “It’s great to see people getting vaccinated before the flu starts to spread,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. Wooten said the flu vaccine is safe, effective and life-saving. “There is... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Hepatitis Outbreak: What if you get it? Should you get vaccinated?a stomachache and nausea, but hepatitis A has the additional jaundice and also
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 20 days ago
a stomachache and nausea, but hepatitis A has the additional jaundice and also diarrhea," he said. As of this week, Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer, said the death toll has climbed to 17, with 17 additional cases and 10 more... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
One death, more hepatitis A cases reported in San Diego County outbreakTuesday. There have been 461 cases since the outbreak started last November, a
KGTV San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
Tuesday. There have been 461 cases since the outbreak started last November, according to County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. Roughly half of the cases were in San Diego's homeless population, with illicit drug users making up 154... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Death Toll Reaches 17 In San Diego's Ongoing Hepatitis A OutbreakSan Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public he
KPBS San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
San Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public health emergency declaration in place. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer, said the death toll has climbed to 17, with 17 additional cases and 10 more... Read more
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KUSI News San Diego
Another Hepatitis A related death reported in San Diego CountySan Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public he
KUSI News San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
San Diego County region, prompting the Board of Supervisors to keep a public health emergency declaration in place. Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer, said the death toll has climbed to 17, with 17 additional cases and 10 more... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
One death, more hepatitis A cases reported in San Diego County outbreakTuesday. There have been 461 cases since the outbreak started last November, a
KGTV San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
Tuesday. There have been 461 cases since the outbreak started last November, according to County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. Roughly half of the cases were in San Diego's homeless population, with illicit drug users making up 154... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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News 8000
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
News 8000 / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KTXS Abilene / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KECI Missoula
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KECI Missoula / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
San Diego County tackles hepatitis A after outbreak kills 16of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 30 days ago
of unprecedented proportion, and we have not seen an outbreak of this nature as relates to hepatitis A before," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer and director of public health services for the county's Health and Human Services... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Health officials say Los Angeles hepatitis A cases tied to San Diego outbreakill people can still be highly infectious and should consult a physician, accor
KGTV San Diego / Posted a month ago
ill people can still be highly infectious and should consult a physician, according to County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. Someone with hepatitis can be contagious to others before they develop symptoms, according to the HHSA. READ:... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Hepatitis A outbreak spreads beyond homeless communityis possible to get Hepatitis A on the bottom of your shoes after just walking a
KGTV San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
is possible to get Hepatitis A on the bottom of your shoes after just walking around and bringing it into your home. Dr. Wilma Wooten, with San Diego County Public Health, recommends people remove their shoes before entering their homes. Not just... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Health officials: Customers at San Diego restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis Abeverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the sig
KGTV San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "We encourage anyone who has not had the hepatitis A vaccine and those who... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
How can you tell if you have hepatitis A?ill people can still be highly infectious and should consult a physician, accor
KGTV San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
ill people can still be highly infectious and should consult a physician, according to County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten. Someone with hepatitis can be contagious to others before they develop symptoms, according to the HHSA. The... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Customers, Employees Exposed To Hepatitis A In Pacific Beach Restaurantbeverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the sig
KPBS San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "We encourage anyone who has not had the hepatitis A vaccine and those who... Read more
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KUSI News San Diego
Hepatitis A case reported at Pacific Beach restaurantor had beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of
KUSI News San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
or had beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County public health officer. “We encourage anyone who has not had the hepatitis A... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Hepatitis A case reported at popular Pacific Beach restaurantbeverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the sig
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "We encourage anyone who has not had the hepatitis A vaccine and those who... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Health officials: Customers at San Diego restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis Abeverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the sig
KGTV San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "We encourage anyone who has not had the hepatitis A vaccine and those who... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Hepatitis A Warning for Patrons of Pacific Beach Restaurantor had beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of
NBC San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
or had beverages at the restaurant on those dates and times should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hepatitis A,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County public health officer. As of September 12, there have been 421 cases reported... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene Report 3 Cases Of TuberculosisDel Rio S. "Symptoms of active TB disease include cough, fever, night sweats,
KPBS San Diego / Posted 1 months ago
Del Rio S. "Symptoms of active TB disease include cough, fever, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss," said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county's public health officer. "Most people who are exposed to TB do not develop active disease," Wooten... Read more

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