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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 […]


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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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 […]


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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10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Pool Season Safe and Clean

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The summer solstice, the first official day of summer, has arrived — which means it’s also the start of summer swimming pool season. And that means it’s time to make sure if you have a pool that you’re doing everything you can to keep it safe and clean.