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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Local Infant Dies from Pertussis

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A 5-week-old San Diego infant died on July 15 from pertussis, also known as whooping cough, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The death of the previously healthy infant is the second from the highly contagious respiratory disease in California this year, and the first in San Diego since 2010.