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CDPH News Releases 2019

​Flu Activity Widespread in California

December 6, 2019 - With flu reaching levels typically seen later in the season, including widespread influenza activity throughout California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding people …now is the time to get a flu shot.

​Healthy Tips for Body and Mind During the Holidays

November 27, 2019 - With the holiday season approaching, the California Department of Public Health is reminding people that you can stay physically and mentally healthy by taking simple steps before, during and after the holiday meal.

Valley Fever Cases in California Remain High

November 25, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in collaboration with local health departments, is reminding the public and healthcare providers that Valley fever cases typically peak in the fall.

Another Death in California and Investigation into E-Cigarette and Vaping-Associated Illnesses Continues as Potential Chemical of Concern is Identified 

November 13, 2019 - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to urge everyone to refrain from vaping and e-cigarette use, no matter the substance or source, until the cause of vaping-associated lung disease is known. 

​California Department of Public Health Urges Residents in Wildfire Areas to be Aware of Air Quality

October 28, 2019 - With a growing number of wildfires in both Northern and Southern California, the air quality in many parts of the state may be unhealthy.  
CDPH Urges Residents in Wildfire Areas to Stay Indoors to Reduce Smoke Inhalation
October 25, 2019 - California State Public Health Officer and Director Dr. Sonia Angell today urged residents in areas where wildfires are burning to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity to avoid the inhalation of smoke. 

New Public Education Campaign Targets Deadly Outbreak of Vaping-Related Illness

October 24, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has launched a new advertising campaign called Outbreak which targets young adults and parents. 

​CDPH Encourages Consumers to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 23, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that consumers who have prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are expired can safely dispose of them on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, October 26.

​Fight Flu this Season by Getting Immunized

October 16, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine to protect your health, and the health of others, during this flu season.

​Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach Epidemic levels in California

October 8, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released final data on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California in 2018. According to the data, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia cases are continuing to increase throughout California and are at the highest levels in 30 years.

​California's Adolescent Birth Rate Continues to Decline

October 3, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that California's adolescent birth rate (ABR) continues to decline. 

​CDPH Issues Public Health Advisory Urging Everyone to Refrain from Vaping

September 24, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory today urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete.

​CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat La Zagala Brand Fruit Pulp Tamarin Flavor Candy

August 19, 2019 -  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today warned consumers not to eat specific varieties of La Zagala brand Fruit Pulp Tamarin Flavor candy, imported from Mexico.

​CDPH and CDFA Encourages Safe Practices Around Animals during Fair Season

July 24, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are urging visitors attending fairs to practice good hygiene when visiting farm animal exhibits.

​Increasing West Nile Virus Activity in California

June 26, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges all Californians to protect themselves from mosquito bites during West Nile virus (WNV) season, which extends from now through early fall. 

CDPH Issues Penalties to Eight Hospitals

June 18, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued eight penalties today to eight California hospitals along with fines totaling $437,425 after investigations found the facilities' noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients. 

​CDPH Urges Californians Traveling Internationally to be Fully Vaccinated against Measles

April 25, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today urged Californians to make sure they are protected against measles. Vaccination is especially critical for those who plan to travel internationally.

CDPH Encourages Consumers to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 24, 2019 - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that consumers who have prescription drugs that are no longer needed or are expired can safely dispose of them on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 27.

CDPH Issues Penalties to Five Hospitals​

February 7, 2019 – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued five penalties today to five California hospitals along with fines totaling $258,025 after investigations found the facilities' noncompliance with licensing requirements caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Khmeli Suneli Spice Blends Sold at Certain Stores in Los Angeles County

January 4, 2019 –  The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers today not to eat khmeli suneli dried spice blend due to elevated levels of lead. 

 

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