Tag: Public Health

Human Case Of West Nile Virus In San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA, August 28, 2012 – After a 24-year-old woman from Fontana was hospitalized with West Nile Virus the CDC wants to raise public awareness of the virus. The case in Fontana is the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2012 in San Bernardino County. West Nile Virus activity across the nation has been at a record-high. Almost 700 human cases of the virus (including 26 fatalities) have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The California Department of Public Health encourages the public to participate in the WNV surveillance program, by reporting dead birds or squirrels to the State West Nile Virus toll-free hotline at 877-WNV-BIRD, or online at the California West Nile Virus website. Property owners with pools are encouraged to keep them clean. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in unmaintained green pools and can fly up to 1.5 miles per hour, potentially transmitting the virus and impacting entire neighborhoods. You should report green pools and other sources of mosquito breeding to the County of San Bernardino’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program at...

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West Nile Virus And Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week April 22-28, 2012

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Mountain Communities Wellness Fair

Big Bear, Ca, June 3, 2011, 4:00pm – The Lions Club of Big Bear is hosting a Mountain Communities Wellness Fair, June 4th,  in Big Bear City at their clubhouse located at 800 N. Greenway.  Bob Niez, program coordinator, invites everyone to attend this free event that will take place from 8:00am till 4:00pm.  Many local and countywide organizations will be participating including Dr. Calvin Pramann, Healthy Start, DOVES, Medical Arts Pharmacy, VCA Lakeside Animal Clinic, San Bernardino County Mobile Health, Dental Screenings and much more!  Gloria Wandel of Medical Arts Pharmacy told KBHR that her booth will focus on the diabetes aids and support that Medical Arts Pharmacy provides.  There will be many representatives from the County of San Bernardino Health Department and local organizations.  All are encouraged to...

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Whooping Cough Vaccine Now Required For 7th-12th Grade Students

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