Articles Tagged With ‘SLO County Public Health’

Syphilis rates rising in SLO County amid medication shortage

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Syphilis rates in San Luis Obispo County have spiked over the last decade, culminating with the county recording nearly 100 cases of the infection last year. In 2013, SLO County had a total of 22 diagnosed cases... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

A San Luis Obispo County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the county public health department. The positive test marks the first confirmed case of a person in the county contracting the virus since 2009. Health... (Continue reading)

Three North County people sick from E. Coli

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials confirmed that three people in the North County have contracted E. coli in two days, causing two people to be hospitalized. [Tribune] E. coli is a dangerous bacterium that is potentially deadly to... (Continue reading)

West Nile Virus detected in Pismo Beach

Health officials have detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes collected in Pismo Beach this month. The virus was discovered in mosquitoes collected on July 9 and 10 at Chumash Park, according to the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department.... (Continue reading)

Valley fever outbreak strikes solar power plant workers

Valley fever has struck 28 workers at two solar power construction sites in San Luis Obispo County. [LATimes] Staff from the California Department of Public Health, investigators from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Atascadero grad’s parents awarded $7.7 million

A San Luis Obispo County jury awarded the parents of an Atascadero grad who died in 2010 during a struggle with her caregivers $7.7 million. [Tribune] The jury’s award is $2.2 million more than the $5 million the plaintiffs, Kathleen... (Continue reading)

Three SLO County flu deaths in two weeks

San Luis Obispo County public health officials said Tuesday that three people who tested positive for the flu virus have died in the county in the past two weeks and warned that this flu season is an especially harsh one.... (Continue reading)

Bird dies of West Nile Virus in San Luis Obispo

A bird infected with West Nile virus has been found in San Luis Obispo. This is the first confirmed case of the disease this year in San Luis Obispo County. The County Health Agency said there had been 34 cases... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors pass smoking ban

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to ban smoking at all parks, county parking lots and at other outdoor locations Supervisors Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Jim Patterson voted in favor of the ordinance that... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County healthier than most

San Luis Obispo County is ranked the 13th healthiest California County out of the 56 ranked in an annual report by the University of Wisconsin Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In California, Marin County is ranked the... (Continue reading)