Why is there a Hepatitis A outbreak in Philly? One answer: poop

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Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood has been called “ground zero” in the battle against opioid addiction. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood has been called “ground zero” in the battle against opioid addiction. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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Philadelphia is experiencing an outbreak of Hepatitis A with 154 cases reported as of Aug. 1. The reason? Too much poop on the streets in some neighborhoods. Jake Blumgart with WHYY’s PlanPhilly explains why that’s happening and how the city wants to fix the problem.

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