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Rabid Bat Found at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is looking for anybody that may have come into contact with a dead bat that tested positive for rabies and was found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on June 19. The bat was found dead at 10:25 a.m. on Monday at the Oasis […]

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Residents Urged to Take Precautions in Excessive Heat

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With high temperatures expected to hover around 120 degrees in eastern San Diego County desert areas through the weekend, County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and pay extra attention to children, elderly and pets. The National Weather Service in San Diego issued an excessive heat warning effective […]

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Fourth Death Reported in Continued Hepatitis A Outbreak

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A fourth person has died as a result of the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County that now totals 160 cases, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. One hundred and twenty people have been hospitalized during the outbreak. Public health investigators are continuing to evaluate cases, but thus far no common […]

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Breaking Down Cultural Barriers in the Community

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Aseel Ross doesn’t have a badge, and she doesn’t wear a uniform. She’s never been through the police academy, either, but she has a very important role with the El Cajon Police Department. Ross, a County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency social worker, spends much of her work week side-by-side with El […]

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Register Now for the 2017 Vital Aging Conference

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He’s won multiple Tony Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. He’s been on Broadway, in numerous films, released CDs, appeared in an endless list of TV shows, including playing Chicken George in Roots and he’s in two Hall of Fames. But for Ben Vereen, who’s headlining this year’s San Diego County Vital Aging Conference, the […]

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Help Available to Eat Healthier

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The desire to eat healthier often comes with an all too familiar roadblock: staying within the family food budget while grocery shopping. But there is help for families and individuals to supplement their food budget through CalFresh, a supplemental nutrition program for families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh is designed to reduce food insecurity […]

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Tuberculosis Case Reported at Naval Base Point Loma

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working in close collaboration with Navy officials to notify individuals who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB) on Naval Base Point Loma. The periods of exposure are from October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 in the Naval Base Point Loma Old Town Complex in […]