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Kawasaki Disease Cases Increasing in the County

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The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency issued a health advisory to area doctors today and is asking parents to be alert about a local increase in Kawasaki disease. Sixteen San Diego children have been diagnosed with the disease in 2019 and more cases may occur through March because of the wet, cool […]

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Meningococcal Disease Case Reported at Bonita Vista High School

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with Bonita Vista High School officials to alert students and staff to be aware of the symptoms of meningococcal disease after a member of their school community was diagnosed with the disease. The previously healthy person is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital […]

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Chelsea Clinton, left, and Amy Aparicio Clark, Aetna Foundation managing director of community impact and strategy, listen when San Diego County HHSA Director Nick Macchione makes a point during a roundtable discussion on child welfare and juvenile justice Thursday.

Chelsea Clinton Visits to Talk Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice

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The Strong Families, Thriving Communities Coalition, an ongoing partnership of the County of San Diego, the Clinton Foundation and the San Diego Foundation, hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday on improving child welfare and juvenile justice. The event in Balboa Park featured Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and was designed to foster a […]

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February CalFresh Benefits to Be Issued Early

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San Diego County residents who receive CalFresh food nutrition assistance will receive their February benefits early because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, San Diego County officials announced today. CalFresh recipients will receive their February benefits by January 16. The early issuance of February benefits is necessary to access federal funds that no longer […]

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Two Unrelated TB Cases Reported in San Diego County

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with officials at Palomar College and La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter to notify people who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis in two unrelated cases. No-cost testing for Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Center students, faculty and staff identified as having possibly been exposed to TB […]

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Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

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Two additional flu deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, bringing this season’s total to 11, but overall flu activity was down from the previous week and last year at this time according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. A 74-year-old man who was vaccinated died from complications from influenza B […]

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Potential TB Exposure Reported at Sons & Daughters of Guam Club

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Anyone who attended any functions at the Sons & Daughters of Guam Club for a total of more than four hours between August 2 and November 30, 2018 may have been exposed to tuberculosis, the San Diego County Health and Human Services announced today. The club is located at 334 Willie James Jones Avenue in […]