Health

Local Kratom-related Salmonella Infection Reported

| 10:49 AM

A 44-year-old San Diego County resident is one of three California cases in a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to the herbal supplement kratom, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The San Diego patient became ill in January, but was not hospitalized and has fully recovered. Kratom is a plant in […]

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County Releases Lilac Fire Response Report

| 10:11 AM

Preparedness, regional collaboration, and fire and emergency management resources, coupled with a lucky break in the weather, were credited in a County After Action Report for stopping the December 2017 Lilac Fire’s fast-moving destructive path within 12 hours. The report released Friday also credits heroic actions of first responders for saving lives in dangerous conditions.

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Initiative to Better Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse

| 3:41 PM

In response to increasing elder abuse crimes in the region and an impending explosion of the elderly population, County prosecutors, health and aging officials and local law enforcement are committing to a new “blueprint” of goals and coordinated community response to abuse of these vulnerable residents.