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




Meningitis outbreak at Cal Poly

Five students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo have been diagnosed with viral meningitis since late October, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department. Four of those students have had to be hospitalized. [KCOY] Other cases... (Continue reading)

SLO County again sends errant email

Less than two months after San Luis Obispo County officials seemingly fixed the problem, another county email errantly went out to a group of subscribers who monitor developments and organize cleanups at local beaches. In July, a county social services worker... (Continue reading)

Fire delays Santa Margarita Elementary School opening day

Classes at Santa Margarita Elementary School will not start on Wednesday as previously planned, the Atascadero Unified School District announced Tuesday. Approximately 1,000 firefighters are battling a blaze burning on the southwest side of the town. The last estimate, on... (Continue reading)

Raw sewage spill in SLO

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)

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)

Cal Poly employee ill with meningitis

Cal Poly officials notified students and staff Wednesday that an employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Campus health sent the following notification to the Cal Poly campus community: University medical staff learned today that one of our employees has... (Continue reading)

SLO County horse tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the first time in 2014, a horse in San Luis Obispo County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the county health department. This year, mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus at the highest... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay staff accused of suppressing business competition

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Antique shop owner Jeffrey Specht and his staff spent months clearing out, cleaning and painting a shop so he could open a business in Morro Bay. But city staff refused to grant him the operating permits for... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders Mid State Fair to turn in its turtles

The California Mid State Fair has been caught in the act — it possessed small turtles with the intent to distribute. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department received notification this week that the carnival area of the Mid... (Continue reading)

500 gallon sewage spilled along the Bob Jones Bike Trail

A broken sewer line in Avila Beach caused approximately 500 gallons of raw sewage to spill out along the Bob Jones Bike Trail between the Avila Beach Golf Course and Coffee Berry Place on Sunday. Bikers and walkers along the... (Continue reading)