Recently, San Diego has been in the news due to a rise in the number of cases of Hepatitis A. The health and safety of visitors to San Diego is the highest priority for the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA), our partners and the local tourism industry. As such, the San Diego Tourism Authority is committed to providing travelers with current, accurate information about traveling to the region safely.
Traveling to San Diego is very safe, and the risk to the general population is extremely low. The current Hepatitis A outbreak has primarily affected San Diego’s homeless populations and/or illicit drug users. The County of San Diego and City of San Diego are currently taking steps to mitigate the spread of the illness, and the SDTA has confidence in the response efforts of our local authorities to combat the spread of this and any other infections.
Good hygiene such as thorough hand washing or using hand sanitizer should always be practiced while traveling. Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A as well.
For additional information and resources on Hepatitis A in San Diego, please call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency at (619) 293-4700 or click here for more information.
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