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NEWS RELEASE!

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update Kings County Department of Public Health

HANFORD: March 17, 2020- Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer for the Department of Public Health, would like to provide updated information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), as of March 16, 2020, there are a total of 472 cases and 11 deaths in California. The outbreak has now been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization and increased efforts to contain the spread are encouraged.

COVID-19: Kings County Press Release March 17, 2020  

HANFORD: March 12, 2020- Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer for the Department of Public Health, would like to provide updated information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since this outbreak, COVID-19 has expanded to 117 countries. The outbreak has now been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization and increased efforts to contain the spread are encouraged. 

COVID-19: Kings County Press Release March 12, 2020 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update for Kings County  

HANFORD: March 6, 2020- Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer for the Department of Public Health, would like to provide updated information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Since this outbreak, COVID-19 has expanded to 76 countries. This outbreak continues to expand in scope and magnitude.

 KCDPH Coronavirus Press Release

KCDPH Coronavirus Press Release - Spanish

 

HANFORD: Februrary 28, 2020- Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer for the Department of Public Health, would like to provide updated information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak which was first identified in Wuhan China. Since this outbreak, COVID-19 has expanded to 48 countries with deaths reported in China, Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea. This outbreak continues to expand in scope and magnitude, with cases now reported in the United States.

Press Release: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update Kings County

 

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) Update for Kings County 

HANFORD - Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer for the Public Health Department, would like to provide updated information regarding the new Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness in the city of Wuhan, Huebei Province, China. This outbreak began in December 2019, and it continues to expand in scope and magnitude, and there are now cases in the United States. To date, there have been no suspected cases in Kings County or in any of our neighboring counties.

Press Release: Novel Coronavirus (2019- nCov) Update Kings County

 

Death Associated with E-Cigarettes in Kings County 

HANFORD - The Kings County Department of Public Health is confirming that an individual from Kings County has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes and is warning community members about the dangerous effects of using electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes.

 Press Release: Death Associated with E-Cigarettes in Kings County

 

Dangers of Vaping Cannabis or Cannabidiol (CBD) Oils

HANFORD - Dr. Milton Teske, Health Officer, with the Kings County Department of Public Health is issuing a warning regarding the dangers of vaping cannabis or CBD oils. Since June, seven cases of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) have been identified, requiring hospitalization and respiratory support among previously healthy adults. Some of these patients’ conditions were so severe they were admitted to the intensive care unit and required respiratory support through mechanical devices.

Press Release: Dangers of Vaping Cannabis or CBD Oils

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Public Service Announcement- West Nile Virus detected in Kings County

 


Measles Update!

In the United States there is currently a multi-state Measles outbreak that is being monitored closely by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While we have not had any confirmed cases in Kings County, we wanted to ensure residents and providers that our Communicable Disease team is staying vigilant with our monitoring and screening efforts to ensure the safety of our community. 

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