(Headline Health) San Diego is popular for its glorious beaches, the best weather in the U.S., and a bustling historic district known for its great nightlife, making it one of the nation’s top tourist destinations.
However the city has also become emblematic of the Golden State’s cultural meltdown and failed public policies; homelessness is a ‘right,’ as is any type of sexual activity between consenting adults. By order of the mayor, the municipality is a de facto sanctuary city.
The end result is a staggering human toll of public squalor, hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases.
CBS News recently reported on one tragic outcome of San Diego’s public health nightmare …
Tourists say they contracted hepatitis A on trip to San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Two tourists from Utah who visited San Diego this summer say they believe they contracted hepatitis A on their trip.
The pair told the San Diego Union Tribune that they were in San Diego in August.
They both were diagnosed with the liver-damaging virus a month later.
One was hospitalized for four days. The told the newspaper his eyes and skin turned yellow and doctors told him he was nearing liver failure. A third friend traveling with them had been vaccinated and did not get sick.
San Diego County is battling the worst hepatitis A outbreak seen in the United States in decades. So far, 20 people – most of whom were homeless – have died in the past year and hundreds of cases have been confirmed. READ THE FULL STORY AT CBS NEWS. Also of interest: Deadly Hepatitis-A Spreads California-Wide