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June 4, 2020

Tag: centers for disease control and prevention

Updated: After dog located, 12-year-old can forego rabies protocol

Michele Cameron and her family had a rough weekend as they awaited recommendations from medical professionals on whether to treat the Camerons’ 12-year-old daughter for rabies after she had been bitten Thursday by a dog whose vaccination had expired in March.

Frozen berries linked to hepatitis outbreak

The California Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday not to eat Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries as they may be linked to a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A infections. The frozen berries were sold at Costco, where they have been removed from stores though they may have been sold at other retail locations as well. Consumers with questions may call the California Department of Public Health at 916-650-6595.

Deadline to install CO monitors approaches

Property owners of apartments and other multi-family rental units have until Dec. 31 to install carbon monoxide alarms in ccunits to comply with a 2010 state law. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act required single-family homes with an attached garage or a fossil fuel source to install the alarms by July 1, 2011, but multi-unit property owners were given more time to come into compliance. Alarms are required in all units with attached garages or fossil fuel burning appliances.

CDC urges use of hygiene around pigs at county fairs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people who are at high risk of serious flu complications to avoid visiting swine barns at fairs this year since they are seeing an increase in the number of cases of a new flu virus, H3N2v, this year. There have been no cases of this particular strain of the virus in California.

Deadly virus at Yosemite prompts health advisory

The California Department of Public Health released a health advisory notifying state residents that they have received reports of six cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome as of Aug. 30 – in people who visited Yosemite National Park.