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Tim Donnelly pushing for referendum on vaccination law

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Former California assemblyman Tim Donnelly is attempting to launch a statewide referendum on a mandatory vaccination law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday. [LA Times] The law will eliminate a provision that has allowed parents to cite personal or... (Continue reading)

California governor signs mandatory vaccination bill

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California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will require almost all schoolchildren in the state to be fully vaccinated, even if their parents object. [Mercury News] Senate Bill 277 eliminates a provision in California law that... (Continue reading)

Covered California to collect health records

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Records of prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays belonging to Covered California enrollees will soon be part of a state database. [LA Times] Covered California, has announced plans to collect health insurance data on every patient. Executives say the data... (Continue reading)

Raw sewage spill in SLO

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Two San Luis Obispo residences were damaged after  approximately 500 gallons of raw sewage spilled from a blocked sewer line on Sunday. Shortly before noon, the sewage spilled from the sewer main and into a gutter on the southwest side... (Continue reading)

7 patients infected with hepatitis C

Santa Barbara health officials have identified seven patients of a area sports clinic who have tested positive for hepatitis C. The clinic was closed down in April after investigators discovered its staff was not following proper protocols to protect patients... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach Diagnostic Center accreditation revoked

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked Coastal Diagnostic Center in Pismo Beach’s accreditation and is asking women who had mammograms at the facility after February 24, 2013 to consider having their mammograms re-evaluated. After issues with several people who... (Continue reading)

West Nile virus detected in Goleta

Mosquitoes collected at Lake Los Carneros in Goleta on April 2 tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. April’s positive result marks the earliest detection of West Nile in Santa Barbara County.... (Continue reading)

Did Santa Barbara health clinic infect patients with Hepatitis C?

Santa Barbara health officials have closed a medical clinic while they try to determine if its staff infected patients with Hepatitis C and other blood-borne illnesses. In February, a patient at the unnamed clinic was diagnosed with an acute case... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters of the disease have been... (Continue reading)

Traveler tested for Ebola in Santa Barbara County

Doctors are testing and monitoring a traveler who recently returned from one or more countries that experienced an Ebola epidemic. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County health officials say the case is a low risk situation and highly unlikely to be Ebola.... (Continue reading)



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