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Meningococcal Case Confirmed at Downtown Hostel

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A 24-year-old person who spent time at the USA Hostel in downtown San Diego has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. The previously healthy person was admitted to a local hospital Saturday and is recovering. Laboratory testing today from the California Department of Public Health […]

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13 Ways to Make Sure Your Sunscreen is Protecting You

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It’s the middle of summer and there’s still plenty of time for outdoor activities in the region to enjoy the sunshine – as long as you protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays with adequate sunscreen. “It’s always a good thing to remind people that they should protect their skin at all times, especially in […]

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TB Case Reported at University of San Diego

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with University of San Diego officials to notify people who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at the school. The period of exposure was from March 28 to June 20. Free testing for students who have been identified as potentially exposed will take place on a […]

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County nurse Paulina Bobenrieth vaccinates a patient in downtown San Diego.

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at Treatment Center

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Residents at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Renaissance Treatment Center in National City during a specific time period may have been exposed to hepatitis A, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. HHSA recommends vaccination for anyone who was a resident at the facility at 2300 E. 7th Street, National City anytime from […]

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County Officials Urge Caution in Excessive Heat

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County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions during extreme heat conditions on Friday to avoid heat-related illnesses and to pay extra attention to children, the elderly and pets. The National Weather Service in San Diego is issuing an excessive heat warning effective from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 […]

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County Issues Shigellosis Advisory

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is advising gay and bisexual men, homeless individuals, and people with compromised immune systems that they could be at an increased risk for the intestinal disease shigellosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young children and travelers to developing countries are also at […]

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Kayaking and Birding with a Park Ranger is just one of hundreds of free Summer activities the County of San Diego is offering in July.

Over 100 Free Summer Activities from A to Z

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With summer in full swing, parents are busy planning activities to keep the kids busy, entertain out-of-town guests or maybe trying to find some time for themselves. The County of San Diego’s got you covered from Acoustic Showcases to Zumba classes. There are hundreds of events going on all month that can help you find […]