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Woman being given a COVID-19 vaccine by a nurse.

Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines Equitably 

| 12:18 PM

The County is continuing to expand its efforts to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccines to populations who have suffered the worst outcomes from the pandemic. In February, the County began piloting multiple health-equity focused methods to ensure that eligible County residents who live in the hardest-hit communities can get vaccinated outside of the traditional online appointment system. 

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Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

| 10:17 AM

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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Frozen Raspberries Recalled for Possible Hepatitis A Contamination

| 3:34 PM

Frozen raspberry products recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination were sold in eight Aldi supermarkets in San Diego County and contained in yogurt parfaits served at cafeterias in the Escondido Union School District, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. There have been no illnesses reported due to exposure to these products.

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Flu Activity Holds Steady This Week

| 12:00 PM

Flu activity held steady this week with 36 lab-confirmed cases, only four more than the number of cases reported last week. That brings the 2019-20 flu season total to 335 cases, compared to 109 at this time last year. County public health officials continue to emphasize the importance of getting the flu vaccine. There have […]

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Brush Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus in Julian

| 12:50 PM

A brush mouse in Julian has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus. County officials remind people to never sweep or vacuum up after rodents if they find them in their living spaces.