Current Public Health Alerts
Public Health alerts are announcements released by local, state or federal public health authorities to inform the public and medical professionals about likely or imminent dangers to the health of the community. A health alert conveys the highest level of importance and warrants immediate action or attention.
The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast, including Humboldt County, is now in effect. The quarantine is beginning earlier this year because testing by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has detected elevated levels of domoic acid and high numbers of the algae that produce this toxin.
For more information on this quarantine, click here.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) warned consumers not to collect and eat wild mushrooms.
Eating poisonous mushrooms can cause abdominal pain, cramping, vomiting, diarrhea, liver damage and death. Anyone who develops symptoms after eating wild mushrooms should seek immediate medical attention. Individuals with symptoms, or their treating health care providers, should immediately contact the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
For the entire CDPH news reslease, click here.
Bed bugs can be annoying pests but they do not transmit disease. More people are expressing concern about bed bugs. The attached sheets describe these household pests and how to get rid of them. If you believe you have bed bugs in your private home, you are encouraged to contact a licensed pest control operator. If you come into contact with bedbugs outside of a private home, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate building inspector. Please see the attachment below for fact sheets and prevention information of bed bugs.
For more information, contact
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