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CDPH News Releases 2017 ​

September 18, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) lifted health advisories today related to certain sport-harvested bivalve shellfish in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
 
 
CDPH Launches Cannabis Public Education Campaign
September 7, 2017 - Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use. 

September 1, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today three confirmed deaths in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). 

August 31, 2017 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 10 penalties today to 10 California hospitals along with fines totaling $618,002 after investigations found the facilities’ noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.
 

August 23, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation – Walnut Creek, a skilled nursing facility in Contra Costa County, has received a Class "AA" citation, the most severe penalty under state law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California.

 
New CDPH Reporting Tools will Benefit Cancer Patients and Research
August 10, 2017 -  Current and future cancer patients, and researchers working to prevent cancer, are expected to benefit from new reporting requirements to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

August 8, 2017 -  With students preparing to head back to school, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges parents and guardians to check the vaccine record of their children.

August 2, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Greenfield Care Center of Gardena, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under State law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California.

July 28, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises pregnant women, and men and women of child bearing age, not to go to areas with Zika.
 
CDPH Urges Caution on How to Avoid Hantavirus following Diagnosis in Northern California Man
July 25, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds individuals to take precautions when entering cabins, trailers and other buildings that may be infested with rodents after the recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in a Northern California man.

July 20, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today a large increase in the number of reported Valley Fever cases in California with illness onset in 2016.

July 19, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Valley Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in Kern County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under State law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California.

CDPH Reminds Californians about Safe Food Handling During Summer Season
June 29, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding Californians about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness while enjoying picnics, barbecues and other outdoor activities during the summer season.
 
CDPH Releases Annual End of Life Option Act Report
June 27, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the 2016 End of Life Option Act (Act) first Annual Report.
 
Hepatitis C Rates in Young Adults Increasing in California
June 27, 2017 - New data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) show an increase in newly reported hepatitis C cases among young adults in the state. Between 2007 and 2015, newly reported hepatitis C infections increased 55 percent among men 20-29 years of age and 37 percent among women in the same age group.
 
CDPH and Cal OES Warn of the Dangers of Excessive Heat
June 16, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) are reminding everyone to stay cool and hydrated as temperatures across the state continue to climb.
 
CDPH Fines Los Angeles County Facility in Death of Resident
June 13, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Woodruff Convalescent Center, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under State law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California.
 
Consumers Urged Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Los Angeles County 
June 6, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish including mussels, clams or whole scallops from Los Angeles County. 

 
CDPH Lifts Warning about Certain Shellfish From Del Norte and Marin Counties
June 2, 2017- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) lifted health advisories today related to certain sport-harvested bivalve shellfish in Del Norte and Marin counties. 

May 23, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is working with local public health departments across the state to help control norovirus outbreaks that have increased in the past few weeks, and are occuring in schools and other institutional settings. 
 
May 22, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sauce that was sold at a gas station in Sacramento County has tested positive for the toxin that causes botulism. 
 

May 8, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to drink herbal tea in plastic pouches produced by U.S. Deer Antlers Exports and Imports Inc. due to concerns the teas may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.

May 5, 2017- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today warned consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish, including mussels, clams and whole scallops, from Santa Barbara County. 

CDPH Confirms First Human West Nile Virus Illness of 2017
April 28, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the first confirmed illness in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The illness occurred in Kings County.

April 28, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (such as mussels, clams and whole scallops) from Ventura County.

Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1
April 28, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health today announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast. 

April 28, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Marin County.
 
CDPH Participates in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 

April 26, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health announced that consumers who have prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are expired can dispose of them safely on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 29.

April 20, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 17 penalties today to 14 California hospitals, along with fines totaling $1,135,980.  

April 20, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today warned consumers not to eat TP Food Processing’s Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay jarred food products. 
 
 April 17, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to use certain skin creams that have tested positive for high levels of mercury.
 
April 13, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health today warned consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (such as mussels, clams or whole scallops) in Santa Barbara County, including the northern Channel Islands.

April 12, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health has lifted the February 2 toxic-shellfish health advisory for Mendocino County.


April 12, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today posted results for the annual immunization assessment of children attending kindergarten in California in the 2016-17 school year.

Smokers Have Help to Kick the Habit as Tobacco Tax Increases
March 28, 2017 - In light of the new tobacco tax going into effect this week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds Californians that resources are available to help them kick the habit.

March 20, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises spring break travelers vacationing in warmer climates to protect themselves from mosquito bites and avoid unprotected sex in areas with known transmission of the Zika virus.

CDPH Lifts Warnings about Certain Shellfish from Humboldt County
March 17, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is lifting two toxic-shellfish health advisories for Humboldt County. 

CDPH Lifts Toxic Shellfish Warnings for Tomales Bay and Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties
March 7, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted toxic shellfish health advisories for Tomales Bay and Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties.

CDPH Warns Consumers not to Eat I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter Products due to Possible E. coli Contamination
March 3, 2017 - California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers, especially children, not to eat I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter or granola coated with SoyNut Butter.

CDPH Training Event to Address Problem Gambling
March 3, 2017 - Nationally recognized problem gambling experts will meet in Los Angeles next week to discuss problem gambling prevention and treatment.

CDPH Fines Los Angeles County Facility in Death of Resident
February 22, 2017 - CDPH today announced that Studio City Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County, has received a Class “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under State law, and a $100,000 fine from the State of California.

February 15, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Del Norte County.

CDPH Lifts Rock Crab Health Advisory in Portions of Marin and Sonoma Counties
February 10, 2017- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the health advisory for rock crabs caught in state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 18’ N, near Bodega Head. CDPH lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing.

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Humboldt County
February 10, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Humboldt County.

February 8, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds winter travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Mexico.

February 8, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Tomales Bay and Humboldt Bay.

February 3, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health today reminds football fans to use safe food preparation and storage measures to prevent foodborne illness on Super Bowl Sunday.

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Mendocino County
February 2, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Mendocino County.

CDPH Lifts Rock Crab Health Advisory in Portions of San Mateo County - South of Pillar Point
January 25, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the health advisory for rock crabs caught in state waters in all areas south of Latitude 37° 30’ N, near Pillar Point.

January 23, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health launched a new, mobile-friendly website for families participating in the Women, Infants and Children Program.

January 20, 2017 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reported today that the state is experiencing widespread influenza activity that is more severe than last year.
 
CDPH Fines San Francisco County Facility in Death of Resident
January 19, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center D/P SNF, a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco County, ...

CDPH Fines Los Angeles County Facility in Death of Resident
January 19, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Panorama Meadows Nursing Center, a skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles County ...

Let’s Get Healthy California Announces Local Innovations to Improve California’s Health
January 18, 2017 - The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that 12 community-based health innovations have been selected as finalists in the Innovation Challenge 2.0.

January 11, 2017 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along the California coast.

CDPH Issues Penalties to 14 Hospitals
January 5, 2017 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued 15 penalties today to 14 California hospitals along with fines totaling $913,550.

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