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  • Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted Along Central California Coast

    The health advisory regarding Dungeness crabs caught along the coast has been lifted from state waters in all areas south of Latitude 38° 00' N, near Point Reyes. California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith lifted this advisory today due to recent tests showing that traces of domoic acid have declined to low or undetectable levels in Dungeness crabs caught near Monterey, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco and Point Reyes.

  • CDPH Releases New Reports on Healthcare-Associated Infections and Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination Rates

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released the “Healthcare-Associated Infections in California Hospitals Annual Report for January to December 2014” and “Influenza Vaccination among Healthcare personnel in California Hospitals for the 2014-15 Influenza Season.”

  • California Department of Public Health Reminds Public to Guard Against Mosquito Bites

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today advised that although there is no evidence of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus in California, people should always take steps to avoid mosquito bites, including removing standing water and wearing insect repellant when necessary.

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