Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’




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SLO County resident contracts measles

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San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have confirmed a local resident has contracted measles. The patient is an adult who was not vaccinated against the disease and who came in contact with international travelers... (Continue reading)

Two patients die after flu outbreak at Arroyo Grande nursing facility

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Two patients died following an outbreak of an influenza virus at an Arroyo Grande senior care facility. Officials have not released the identity of the deceased patients nor the specific causes of death. [KSBY] In... (Continue reading)

8 Zika virus cases on the Central Coast

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Health officials have confirmed a total of eight cases of the Zika virus in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Seven of the eight locals who contracted the virus are Santa Barbara County residents.... (Continue reading)

Mother to combat Paso Robles drug problem after son finds needle

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Infuriated by her young son apparently getting pricked by a needled at a city park, a Paso Robles mother is launching a crusade against Paso Robles’ “heroin epidemic.” On Nov. 11, Desirae De Hoyos and... (Continue reading)

AG hospital leads county in hip surgery mortality rates

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Arroyo Grande Community Medical Center had the highest rate of mortality in patients who underwent surgery following a hip fracture in San Luis Obispo County in 2013 and 2014, though it is no longer the... (Continue reading)

STD rates spike in California

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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are rising nationwide, and they are increasing even faster in California. In 2015, California had more cases of the three STDs than any year since the state began keeping records... (Continue reading)

Five Santa Barbara County residents infected with Zika virus

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Santa Barbara County health officials have confirmed a total of five residents in the county who have contracted the Zika virus. Three of the five Zika cases were confirmed this month. Each of the individuals... (Continue reading)

Fire threatening launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base

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The Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base has burned nearly 10,000 acres, as of Tuesday morning. The blaze is threatening multiple structures at the base, including Space Launch Complex-3, which is currently housing the... (Continue reading)

Is SLO County seeking to profit from heroin addicts?

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE Amid a growing opioid problem, San Luis Obispo County has announced plans to expand its substance abuse treatment programs. However, critics say the plans are inadequate in that they focus... (Continue reading)

Officials confirm first Zika virus case in Santa Barbara County

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Health officials have confirmed a Santa Barbara County resident tested positive for the Zika virus. The person who tested positive is a pregnant woman who contracted the virus during travel to Central America, according to... (Continue reading)



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