Everybody knows you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and likewise everybody knows that you can’t create a multicultural utopia without a few thousand cases of severe liver disease.
It may sound a bit harsh, but along the way to Equality Paradise Supreme, you’ve got to go through the phase in which feces flood the streets, homeless people share dirty needles, and homosexuals spread illness by doing things too nasty to describe in detail.
It’ll get better – the Jewish professors who I spoke to told me so.
Los Angeles County health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after a public health emergency was announced in San Diego County, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus.
Case numbers are still small in L.A. County, with only 10 people infected as part of the outbreak, said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health. By comparison, almost 450 people have contracted the virus in San Diego.
Ferrer said the department is ramping up prevention efforts locally so more people don’t get sick. San Diego’s outbreak has already spread to Santa Cruz, where 69 people have been diagnosed.
Officials say homeless people in California are most at risk, because the virus appears to be moving from person to person within that community. People become infected with hepatitis A, which affects the liver, by ingesting the feces of someone who’s infected, often through contaminated food or sexual contact.
It’s always the gays.
Think back to the last time you heard that normal straight people were spreading a Third-World disease by eating each others’ excrement.
Don’t worry, I’ll give you a few minutes.
San Diego’s outbreak appears to be fueled by poor sanitary conditions, with many cases among people who used shared restrooms in jails or shelters.
Ferrer said L.A. health workers will inspect homeless encampments in Los Angeles to improve sanitation, while spreading the word about improved hygiene. The city of Los Angeles is already cleaning the streets on skid row with bleach, a practice San Diego adopted earlier this month in an effort to reduce disease transmission.
Maybe I was a bit harsh on the anal fetishists – it could be Indians spreading the Hep due to importation of their cultural practice of defecating on the streets.
She also said they’re aiming to distribute 40,000 vaccinations of hepatitis A to homeless people in L.A. County. They’re also providing shots to new jail inmates, active drug users and medical providers.
“We are very early in an outbreak and the more people who get vaccinated in the high-risk populations … the smaller the outbreak will end up being in L.A. County,” Ferrer said. “This is in fact a disease that’s preventable.”
The efforts will continue for months, she said, as San Diego officials expect their outbreak to persist into next year.
Lady, it’s going to continue indefinitely.
And it’s just going to get worse as the homeless population increases, and the migrant population swells towards the point of becoming innumerable.
Los Angeles County health officials said that before this week, they had already counted eight patients infected with hepatitis A. Five had recently traveled to San Diego or Santa Cruz, where they were probably exposed, officials said. Three other people were infected at a healthcare facility where one of those five was being treated.
But Tuesday, officials said they had diagnosed two people who appear to have been infected locally, triggering the outbreak declaration. The two new cases involved homeless people who had not traveled to a place with an outbreak, Ferrer said.
“The outbreak label isn’t meant to scare people,” said County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl at Tuesday’s county supervisors meeting. “It isn’t suddenly that we’re rife with hep A cases here.”
Dr. Sharon Balter, L.A. County public health department’s director of acute communicable disease control, said an outbreak of hepatitis A is the homeless community is especially concerning because many have underlying health conditions.
Most people recover from hepatitis A on their own, but it can be seriously harmful for people with other liver conditions, including hepatitis B or C. Approximately 4% of infected patients in San Diego have died, a significantly higher proportion than the typical 1% mortality rate for the disease, she said.
“This particular population is particularly vulnerable,” Balter said.
This is why we support the labor camp idea of our Russian brothers – send those with deviant tendencies to work hard in the fresh air doing something beneficial to the community at large.
One could recruit guards with a loathing for bizarre “lifestyles” to enforce chastity among the homosexuals, and one could provide an incentive for early release if certain guidelines were met.
My guess is that with such policies, we would see the eradication of Hepatitis in California so long as deportations were carried out at the very same time.