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County’s Edgemoor Facility Earns National Recognition

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The County Health and Human Services Agency’s Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility has earned national recognition for providing top-quality treatment and services. The facility received the 2017 Gold Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. Edgemoor, which offers long-term care for patients with complex medical needs, […]

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A San Diego County Public Health Nurse gives a vaccination as part of the Homeless Outreach Team efforts to stop the spread of Hepatitis A.

Board of Supervisors Extends Local Health Emergency

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The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved continuing the local public health emergency declared on Sept. 1 for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak in the county. The Board is required to review the need for continuing the declaration at least every 14 days. As part of the review, Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., […]

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Hepatitis A Case Reported at Pacific Beach Restaurant

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San Diego County health officials are advising the public that anyone who may have eaten or had beverages at the World Famous restaurant in Pacific Beach on seven specific dates and times that they may have been exposed to a person with the hepatitis A virus. The dates and times of potential exposure at the […]

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Three Unrelated TB Cases Reported at Local Higher Education Campuses

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People at Palomar College and at Point Loma Nazarene University Mission Valley Regional Center may have been exposed to tuberculosis recently in unrelated cases, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. HHSA is working with Palomar College and PLNU officials to notify students and staff that may have been exposed. The […]

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Two Sweetwater Union High School District Schools Have Possible TB Exposures

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People at two Sweetwater Union High School District schools may have been exposed to tuberculosis recently, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. HHSA is working with school officials to notify students and staff that may have been exposed. The first potential exposure was at San Ysidro High School between Feb. […]

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Residents Urged to Take Precautions in Extreme Heat

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With high temperatures blanketing most of San Diego County throughout the week, County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and pay extra attention to children, the elderly and pets. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued an excessive heat warning effective through Saturday at 10 p.m. that […]