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County Warns of Potential EBT Card Scam

| 9:22 AM

The County’s Health and Human Services Agency is warning anyone who uses an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to access benefits to be aware of a text messaging scam. While there have been no reported victims in San Diego County, there have been cases in other parts of California and HHSA wants clients to be […]

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Hand washing with soap and water can help to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A Outbreak is Showing Signs of Slowing

| 12:41 PM

The hepatitis A outbreak appears to be slowing as the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today it had topped 100,000 vaccinations in the effort to bring the outbreak under control. The County and community partners have given 100,147 vaccinations, including 84,895 to at-risk populations, as part of the County’s vaccination, sanitation […]

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Food Drive Lets You Help Others This Holiday Season

| 9:53 AM

It’s that familiar time of the year when families and friends start making plans to gather for holiday dinners and parties teeming with cookies, pies and other treats. But it’s not the same for all families, and First 5 San Diego, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and San Diego […]

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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.

Local Hepatitis A Public Health Emergency Extended Again

| 2:06 PM

The local public health emergency for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak was extended again for another two weeks Monday by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The Board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency, which was declared on Sept. 1, every 14 days. There have been 544 cases of hepatitis […]

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Meet Maya! Maya is a cancer survivor and loves to play with balls. In fact, she thought the pumpkin was a ball!

GALLERY: Trick-or-Treat! These Adoptable Pets are Sweet

| 3:53 PM

Halloween is a time for spooky and scary, but don’t be afraid to take advantage of County Animal Services’ half-price adoption special on all dogs or cats that have orange or black fur (even if it’s just a splash of those colors). The deal ends on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Maybe this collection of costumed characters […]

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10 Top Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

| 10:49 AM

Halloween is a holiday all about spooky, frightful and scary things, but there are a few important things you can do as parents to help make sure your child has a safe trick-or-treating adventure. “The biggest thing you can do as a parent is be involved with planning your child’s trick-or-treat outing and take some […]

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Hand washing with soap and water can help to stop the spread of hepatitis A.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Update

| 11:28 AM

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors extended the hepatitis A outbreak public health emergency for another two weeks again on Tuesday. The County’s public health officer declared the outbreak emergency on Sept. 1 and the board is required to review the need for continuing the declaration every 14 days. Through Oct. 19, there have […]