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Pregnant Women Urged to Get Whooping Cough Shot amid Possible Epidemic

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The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is urging every pregnant woman to get immunized against pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, as the county gets ready for another possible pertussis epidemic based on historical patterns. “It’s critical for pregnant women and people who come into close contact with young infants to […]

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VIDEO: Love Your Heart Event Draws Thousands

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The County of San Diego’s Love Your Heart is a one-day, annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide free blood pressure screenings to the public on Valentine’s Day. Last year’s event helped over 50,000 people get to know their blood pressure numbers and take charge of their own […]

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Ticks Test Positive for Tularemia

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Several ticks collected in routine trapping from Lopez Canyon trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, prompting County officials to remind people to protect themselves from ticks in the wild.

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Disaster CalFresh Assistance Available to Residents Affected by Lilac Fire

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Residents affected by the Lilac Fire will be able to apply for special Disaster CalFresh food assistance benefits, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. “San Diego County has been federally and state approved to offer Disaster CalFresh to those affected by the Lilac Fire,” said Rick Wanne, HHSA director of eligibility. “Emergency […]