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Public Health Department (PHD) Thursday, June 22, 2017
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    Provider Alert- Call for Increased Vigilance for Hepatitis A Infection
    Since early 2017, the Public Health Services Division in the County of San Diego has been investigating a Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak that is disproportionately affecting homeless and illicit drug users in San Diego County. [ Provider Alert ]
    Summer Air Quality Concerns
    In preparation for hot weather and wildfire season, it is important to be aware of health impacts from exposure to smog and wildfire smoke. Both smog and wildfire smoke can cause negative health effects, especially in children, older adults, and those with heart and/or lung conditions. [ Press Release ] [ Español ]
    Staying Cool This Summer

    Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn't just about comfort.  Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illness ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  The following tips can help you keep cool all summer. [ Press Release ]

    Public Health Matters Newsletter- June 2017
    Zika and Travel; Combat Infant Pertussis: Vaccinate During Each Pregnancy; Epidemiology Program Updates. [ Newsletter ]
    Zika Virus

    As summer approaches and mosquito season begins, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (SBCPHD) would like to provide an update on Zika virus disease and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from this and other infections spread by mosquitoes. [ Press Release ]

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