The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has declared a local outbreak of hepatitis A. The health agency said the declaration was issued after the most recent new cases of the disease appear to have been locally acquired. So far, 10 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed among the high-risk homeless population in Los Angeles County, according to a press release from the department.

Four of the confirmed cases were in individuals who had been in San Diego and Santa Cruz. Three other cases were identified in a health facility in Los Angeles County. Two of those cases appear to have been acquired locally, according to the health department. READ MORE