Health
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VIDEO: Public Health Nurses Respond to Flu Outbreak at Migrant Shelter

| 1:52 PM

County health care specialists have screened about 15,000 asylum seekers at the local temporary shelter with no signs of a slowdown. When the newest arrivals showed a spike in flu-like symptoms, our Public Health nurses quickly made a plan and made the adjustment.

Health

Two More Flu-related Deaths Reported in San Diego County

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Two additional flu deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, bringing this season’s total to 11, but overall flu activity was down from the previous week and last year at this time according to the County Health and Human Services Agency. A 74-year-old man who was vaccinated died from complications from influenza B […]

Health

Free Hepatitis A Vaccination Event in El Cajon

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If you were among the San Diego County residents to receive a hepatitis A vaccine before December 1, 2017, it’s time for your second dose of vaccine. The County’s Health and Human Services Agency is hosting a free hepatitis A vaccination event on Thursday, June 21, at the East Region Public Health Center, 367 N. […]

Public Safety

Partner Network Relays Disaster Information to Vulnerable Communities

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In a local emergency, people who don’t speak English or Spanish may not understand urgent information put out by government agencies and media. This is a challenge faced by public health departments and local emergency managers throughout the country, but San Diego County is trying out a solution by partnering with a broad network of trusted community organizations.

Health
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VIDEO: County, City Urge Public to Help Stop Spread of Hepatitis A

| 1:54 PM

Vaccination, sanitation and education. That was the motto at today’s press conference that brought together leaders from across San Diego to discuss hepatitis A and the current outbreak in the region. Experts urged the public to take appropriate precautions – vaccinations for the most at-risk population and ensuring everyone washes their hands properly – to […]

Environment
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Deer Mice Test Positive for Hantavirus

| 11:45 AM

Three wild deer mice caught in routine trapping in a rural area in Jamul have tested positive this week for hantavirus. Residents are reminded to use wet-cleaning methods, not brooms or vacuums, if they have to clean up after rodents.