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Mice Collected in Mount Laguna Test Positive for Hantavirus

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Five deer mice and one brush mouse collected in routine monitoring in the Mount Laguna area have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

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Two Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

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Two deer mice collected during routine vector surveillance activities in Boulevard have tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

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Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

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A western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring has tested positive for hantavirus. County environmental health officials are reminding people not to vacuum or sweep up after rodents if they find them in homes, garages, and sheds. Use wet-cleaning methods instead.

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Supervisors Waive Fees for Modified Health Permits Issued in Poway’s Boil Water Order

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San Diego County Supervisors voted to help 27 Poway restaurants and businesses that serve food recover from last week’s Boil Water Order by waiving the County’s fee for the Modified Health Permits those facilities were able to use to continue operating.

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County Adds Sites, Faster Tests to Check Beach Water Quality

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This Labor Day weekend, local beachgoers can feel more confident about frolicking in the ocean, thanks to a couple of enhancements to the County’s beach water testing program.

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VIDEO: County Keeps Public Pools Clean and Safe

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Summer is here and that means it’s time to go swimming. The County’s Department of Environmental Health is out and about year-round inspecting public swimming pool locations to make sure they are safe in order to protect the public from getting sick and to prevent drownings. That’s over 7,300 bodies of water, such as pools, spas, and splash pads, in apartments, hotels, parks and other public spaces.

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Board of Supervisors Approve Beach Water Testing Funding

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San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to authorize the County’s Department of Environmental Health to carry out an agreement with the state for $348,000 to help fund the County’s beach water quality program that protects residents and visitors year-round.