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Public Health Department (PHD) Monday, September 26, 2016
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  • News & Announcements


    Air Quality Warning Extended through the Weekend
    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announce the Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County will remain in effect through the weekend.  Residents are urged to use extra caution to protect their health. [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ]
    This Flu Season, Get A Flu Vaccine
    Flu season usually starts in October and continues through the winter months with peak activity in January and February. Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. Photo attached of Dr. Charity Dean and County Fire Chief Eric Peterson getting their flu shots  [ Press Release ] [ Photo ]
    Canyon Fire: Air Quality Watch Upgraded to Warning
    Today, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District changed the Air Quality Watch in effect for the county to an Air Quality Warning for Santa Barbara County, urging residents to use extra caution to protect their health. [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ]
    Canyon Fire: Air Quality Watch Issued for Santa Barbara County
    Smoke from the Canyon Fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base may affect air quality in northern Santa Barbara County and other areas of the county. [ Press Release ]
    Vigilancia sobre la Calidad del Aire para el Condado de Santa Barbara [ Comunicado de prensa ]
    Public Health Matters Newsletter- August 2016
    2016 Community Health Assessment * Congratulations to Deputy Recorders * Epidemiology Program Updates * Zika Virus Update- Pregnancy Recommendations [ Newsletter ]
    First Case of Travel-Associated Zika in Santa Barbara County
    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirms that a Santa Barbara County resident has tested positive for Zika virus infection. The resident is a pregnant female who contracted the virus during travel to Central America. [ Press Release ] [ Spanish ]
    “Beat the Heat” 2016
    “Beat the Heat” brings FREE spay or neuter surgeries to Santa Barbara County cats at select agencies during the month of September. [ Press Release ]
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