Public Health Department (PHD) Friday, May 22, 2015

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For information on the BLOODBORNE VIRUS INVESTIGATION related to the office of Dr. Thomashefsky, click here.

EMS Week and Mission: Lifeline Gold Award
In honor of EMS week, May 17-23, the Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency would like to recognize our first responders; 9-1-1 dispatch centers, fire departments, ambulance companies, law enforcement, emergency departments and trauma centers and all other providers who work 24/7 to deliver vital and timely access to appropriate treatment for the people of our community. [ Press Release ]
Refugio Oil Spill and Health
The Public Health Department cautions residents that there are potential health impacts from the Refugio oil spill. [ Press Release ]
Clinical Update
Important Update: Clinical Strategy in Acute Coronary Syndrome [ click here ]
Provider Alert: Rising Syphilis Rates and Ocular Syphilis
Santa Barbara County continues to experience increasing cases of primary and secondary syphilis, with projections from the first quarter of 2015. [ Provider Alert ]
Animal Services Places 30 Dogs
Volunteers and staff from SBC Animal Services were thrilled to find placements for 30 dogs this past weekend at the Best Friends No Kill LA Spring Adoption Event in Los Angeles. [ Press Release ]
Investigation Update - May 5, 2015

The PHD is continuing an investigation of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's medical office, and is recommending that former patients get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.  The Health Department has received and analyzed information associated with the laboratory test results of former patients. [ Press Release ]

Update on Investigation - April 27, 2015

The PHD is continuing an investigation of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky's medical office, and is recommending that former patients get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.  The Health Department has received and analyzed information associated with the laboratory test results of former patients. [ Press Release ]

Update on Investigation
The Public Health Department is continuing an investigation of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky’s medical office and recommended that former patients get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. To date, as of April 20, 2015, 219 number of test results have been reported to the Health Department and the results are reported here. [ Press Release ]
Chihuahuas de Mayo 2015
Animal Shelters Celebrate “Chihuahuas de Mayo”. Free Spays & Neuters in May 2015 - Call today for appointment [ Press Release ]
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