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First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2018 Reported in County

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A 91-year-old man from La Jolla has been confirmed as the first person in San Diego County in 2018 to test positive for West Nile virus, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Friday. The man was hospitalized in September with encephalitis but was confirmed yesterday to have West Nile virus after testing done […]

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It’s Time to ‘Check Your Mood’

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How are you feeling today? It seems like a casual question, but the answer could give insight into the status of your mental health. We often overlook our mental health. Getting screened for depression should be an important part of your health care regimen, much like checking your blood pressure or getting screened for heart […]

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J.R. Martinez Inspires Live Well San Diego Advance Attendees

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J.R. Martinez never wanted to be a motivational speaker. That was never in his plans. But the wounded U.S. Army veteran, actor, advocate and best-selling author found himself center stage at Tuesday’s Live Well San Diego Advance telling his story and inspiring the estimated 1,300 attendees to take control of their lives and use their […]

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Potential TB Exposure at East County Bingo Facility

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A person who played bingo at Viejas Bingo located in the Viejas Outlets and rode the Sun Charter San Diego North Line to the facility has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and may have exposed others, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. There were potential exposures during afternoon and evening hours […]

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SDSU Student Diagnosed with Meningococcal Disease

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An undergraduate student at San Diego State University has been diagnosed with an infection caused by the meningococcal bacteria and is being treated at a local hospital, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. HHSA and SDSU Student Health Services have notified known close contacts of the individual and recommended that […]

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Two Unrelated Tuberculosis Cases Reported in the County

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Two unrelated new cases of tuberculosis that may have exposed others have been reported recently at the Innovation High School San Diego, Chula Vista Resource Center and the Urban Corps of San Diego the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. HHSA is working with officials to notify students and staff at […]