Articles Tagged With ‘SLO County Public Health’

Sewage spill closes Avila Beach

Port San Luis and Avila Beach were closed Friday after 1,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the ocean because of a  leaking pressure main under a roadway near Avila Beach Drive at Ana Bay Road. The sewage leaked into... (Continue reading)

South San Luis Obispo County beaches under health advisory

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Environmental Health Services issued a health advisory that warns swimmers high levels of bacteria at several south county beaches may cause “human illness.” Officials posted warnings at Old Port Beach, Avila Beach, Shell... (Continue reading)

Breathe easy — radiation rumors are false

The Internet has been ripe with a persistent rumor during the last 48 hours, complete with color graphs, suggesting that radiation from northern Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors would be reaching California during the next ten days. However, county public health... (Continue reading)

California law helps whooping cough spread

The recent rash in cases of whooping cough in California underscores some legal loopholes that experts say are helping the disease to spread. [California Watch] California is currently one of eleven states that do not require school children to get... (Continue reading)

County whooping cough cases second highest in state

With 258 cases of whooping cough, San Luis Obispo County is ranked in the top two for the number of pertussis cases in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health. Six infants have died in California of... (Continue reading)

Beaches re-open after sewage spills

Environmental health officials have re-opened both Oceano Beach and Avila Beach after two separate sewage spills this week caused environmental health officials to close the beaches. Public health officials closed Oceano Beach on Wednesday after the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Sewage release closes Oceano Beach

Public health officials closed Oceano Beach today as the result of a sewage release of between 160,000 and 180,000 gallons. The flow of partially treated sewage effluent was released into the Pacific Ocean from a pipe located some 4,000 feet off... (Continue reading)

SLO County public health update

County public health officials report that local school children began receiving the H1N1 vaccine last week. Two school sites per day held clinics and by Friday, 1200 K-6 students were estimated to have received the vaccine. Plans call for five... (Continue reading)