Articles Tagged With ‘Public Health’

California breaks out Ebola hotline

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has created an Ebola hotline and call center to ease public concern about the disease. [Mercury News] Since an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Africa in May, there have... (Continue reading)

My daughter’s health insurance company couldn’t care less

OPINION By HILARY GRANT Looking back, it all began when my smart, beautiful and spirited teenage daughter was in first grade. Her teachers told me Katie could hear perfectly well, but darn it, she just didn’t listen. Treated as a... (Continue reading)

Enterovirus reaches Ventura County

A virus that is rapidly spreading across the U.S. has reached Ventura County, according to the California Department of Health. [KEYT] Enterovirus is a severe respiratory virus that has sent dozens to the hospital. The illness commonly producing symptoms such... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara issues arrest warrant for contagious man

Santa Barbara County health officials issued an arrest warrant Friday for a 24-year-old man suffering from tuberculosis who discontinued his medication. The man poses a public health risk, county officials said. Agustin Zeferino, 24, had received medication for his illness,... (Continue reading)

First case of deadly MERS virus reported in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Friday. [Reuters] The rate of infections in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first discovered in 2012, have been on... (Continue reading)

Passengers permitted off cruise ship in Santa Barbara Harbor

More than 50  Crown Princess cruise ship passengers who appear to be sick with the Norovirus will be required to remain on board while non-ill passengers will be permitted to leave the ship currently docked in the Santa Barbara Harbor.... (Continue reading)

High cancer rates near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

A report by the World Business Academy that details negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was released Monday. Stephen W. Hosea, MD, the associate director of Internal Medicine... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria considering e-cigarette ban

The Central Coast may have a new trend-setting city in the implementation of smoking restrictions. On Tuesday, the Santa Maria City Council will consider adopting an e-cigarette ban. The city has already banned smoking in most public places, but the... (Continue reading)

Polio like syndrome affecting California children

Five children in California have developed paralysis in one or more of their limbs after suffering from a “polio-like syndrome.” [CNN] Between August 2012 and July 2013, five children who had been vaccinated against the poliovirus developed paralysis after suffering... (Continue reading)

H1N1 case confirmed at Arroyo Grande school

School officials at Ocean View Elementary School in Arroyo Grande have confirmed someone at the school was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus. School officials have not yet said if the confirmed case involves a student or staff. The school... (Continue reading)