CDPH in the News

CDPH in the News

Control program receives funds from the Santa Maria Times

Santa Barbara County’s Tuberculosis Control Program received the go-ahead from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to use nearly $30,000 from the California Department of Public Health?s Tuberculosis Control Branch to continue investigations amidst a North County outbreak.

Riverside County Infant Dies from Whooping Cough, First in State This Year from the Murrieta Patch

A Riverside County child died of complications related to whopping cough, in the first known fatal case in the state this year, health officials said Friday. According to the County Department of Public Health, the 2-month-old tot had not been vaccinated for whooping cough, also known as pertussis, and apparently the infant’s mother had not received a booster shot while she was pregnant.

Water District Size Matters Significantly in a Drought from the Public

The California Department of Public Health has identified 17 community water districts at risk of running out of drinking water this spring. This affects more than 40,000 people, most of them in normally water-rich Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. The 17 at-risk districts have three things in common: They are small, They have just one, or at most two sources of water, They lack physical connections to other water districts.

CDPH Problem Gambling Summit Focuses on Innovations in Treatment from the Imperial Valley News

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Office of Problem Gambling?s (OPG) fifth annual training summit will focus on innovative treatment methods for this disease and educating the public about its warning signs.

California Department of Public Health Reports Confirmed Flu Deaths Reported in State Reach 278 from the Sierra Sun Times

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, announced today the number of confirmed influenza related deaths in persons under 65 years of age reported in the state has increased by 35 to a total of 278 confirmed deaths for the 2013-14 season. Six of the 278 are pediatric deaths. There are an additional 29 deaths under investigation, not yet confirmed.