Health

Flu Cases Triple the Number at This Time Last Year

| 8:46 AM

With 300 lab-confirmed cases of influenza in San Diego this season, compared to 88 at this time last year, County health officials are emphasizing the importance of getting the flu vaccine. There have also been two deaths, reported earlier, compared to none at this point last season.

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Compassion is the Prescription for Care at County Psychiatric Hospital

| 1:29 PM

The County has added more than $54 million to this year’s Behavioral Health Services budget, along with dozens of new positions and investments throughout the county. But, as a visit with the caring and compassionate staff at the County’s Psychiatric Hospital shows, treating mental illness is an extremely complex process and funding is just one of the many challenges.

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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.

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VIDEO: County Supervisors Call for Moratorium on Vaping Products

| 5:16 PM

County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Nathan Fletcher are proposing a ban on the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco made for electronic cigarettes, along with a moratorium on the sale and distribution of the e-devices in the county’s unincorporated area. They are encouraging cities in San Diego County to do the same. County public health […]