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Public Health Department (PHD) Thursday, January 19, 2017
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    Influenza

    A steep increase in influenza activity has been recorded in California over the past 3 weeks. Although January and February are typically the peak of influenza season, the rapid increase is unusual. An alarming increase in influenza outbreak in healthcare facilities, particularly skilled nursing facilities, has been reported. [ Press Release ]

    Measles Follow-up
    On December 29, 2016 a case of measles was confirmed in Santa Barbara. The only exposures the patient had in Santa Barbara took place the evening of Tuesday, December 27, 2016 as stated in a prior press release. Because of the highly contagious nature of this air-borne virus, and the fact that the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine must be given within 72 hours of exposure to prevent disease in vulnerable contacts, public health staff worked quickly. [ Press Release ]
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    The public’s health matters.  Learn more about the plan and priorities to improve the health of Santa Barbara County residents. [ Improvement Plan ]
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