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Flu Activity Still Heightened in San Diego County

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The number of new local influenza cases reported this week is down slightly from last week, but still at elevated levels compared to last season, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. To date, a total of 680 lab-confirmed cases have been reported in the region this season, 461 more than the 219 […]

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Slows; Health Emergency Continues

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The County Board of Supervisors on Monday extended the local hepatitis A health emergency for another two weeks amid continuing signs the outbreak is slowing down. The Board is required to review the need for continuing the emergency, which was declared on Sept. 1, every 14 days. Public health officials told the board in a […]

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Holiday Gift Drive For Those Less Fortunate

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Adding just a couple items to your Black Friday or weekend shopping lists can help put a smile on those less fortunate and in need of some basic items this holiday season. It’s time for the County of San Diego Public Administrator/Public Guardian/Public Conservator’s annual Holiday Gift Drive. The office serves as the legally appointed […]

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Getting all the kids to sit still for a family photo can be a challenge for the Bonadeo family. After adopting a set of four siblings (Peter, Katherine, David and Dorothea), John Bonadeo and Betty McDonald finalized the adoption of brothers Johnny, center, with sunglasses and James, to his left, during the Court Adoption Party.

2 Leaps of Faith Bring 6 Times the Love

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Love has led a Del Mar couple to take a leap of faith – not once, but twice. The payoff has been huge. Their life is overflowing with love – and six new children they agreed to adopt sight unseen. Betty McDonald, 60, and John Bonadeo, 63, married later in life and tried unsuccessfully to […]

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County Warns of Potential EBT Card Scam

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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

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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

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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 […]