Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department’




CMC sewage spill contaminates Chorro Creek

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced Saturday that 2,000 gallons of sewage spilled from the California Men’s Colony, with an unknown amount contaminating Chorro Creek. [Tribune] The sewage leaked into the creek via a manway, sources said.... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts measles

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 over the holidays, according to... (Continue reading)

Two patients die after flu outbreak at Arroyo Grande nursing facility

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 late December, more than an... (Continue reading)

8 Zika virus cases on the Central Coast

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. Local public health workers confirmed... (Continue reading)

Woman’s apparent epileptic seizure leads to county confinement

By KAREN VELIE For more than three weeks, a woman found dehydrated and suffering from hypothermia in the creek behind Central Coast Brewery has been confined in the San Luis Obispo County mental health ward. Racheal Momsen, 34, had suffered... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts Zika virus

Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in San Luis Obispo County. A person who lives in North County contracted Zika while visiting a part of Mexico where the virus has been detected, according to the... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in SLO wells

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health recently found a toxic compound in six of 10 wells tested in the Buckley Road area near the SLO airport. Of those, four wells had levels of Trichloroethene (TCE) above the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student did not die from bacterial meningitis

Reports that a Cal Poly student likely died last week from bacterial meningitis are incorrect, the San Luis Obispo County’s Public Health Department announced Friday. Sophomore Nicholas Reid Brown, 20, died while visiting his family in San Diego on Thanksgiving... (Continue reading)

Whooping cough reported at Atascadero Junior High School

Atascadero Unified School District officials are warning parents about an Atascadero Junior High School student who has been diagnosed with whooping cough. “Pertussis is a serious disease that can be passed easily from person to person,” the warning letter says.... (Continue reading)