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San Diego's Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 206

San Diego's Flu Season Death Toll Rises To 206

Jan. 31
By City News Service

A 10-year-old boy was among 32 influenza-related deaths reported last week in San Diego County, bringing this flu season's total fatalities in the region to 206, the county Health and Human Services Agency said Wednesday.

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Deadline Looms

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Deadline Looms

Jan. 30
By Kenny Goldberg

This year’s open enrollment period for Covered California health care ends at midnight on Wednesday. Laggards face a tax penalty.

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Dieg...

Medical Examiner: Homeless Deaths On The Rise In San Diego County

Jan. 26
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

Volunteers were out early Friday canvassing the streets, canyons and riverbanks as part of San Diego County’s annual homeless count. But one stat is already known: The number of homeless people dying in the county increased significantly in 2017, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

San Diego County Offers Tuberculosis Testing At Two Local...

San Diego County Offers Tuberculosis Testing At Two Local High Schools

Jan. 25
By City News Service

County health officials said Thursday that tuberculosis testing will be offered at two San Diego area high schools where students and staff may have been exposed to the infectious bacterial disease, in light of two recently diagnosed cases.

UC San Diego Medical Center Nurses Plan To Rally Amid Con...

UC San Diego Medical Center Nurses Plan To Rally Amid Contract Talks

Jan. 25
By City News Service

UC San Diego Medical Center nurses plan to rally at two hospitals Thursday as part of actions across the state amid contract talks between the UC system and the union.

Flu-Related Deaths Continue To Increase In San Diego

Flu-Related Deaths Continue To Increase In San Diego

Jan. 24
By City News Service

Influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region continued to increase last week, bringing the total to 174 this flu season, though the overall number of cases declined for the third week in a row, according to county data released Wednesday.

El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

El Cajon Ends Ban On Feeding Homeless

Jan. 23
By KPBS News

The city of El Cajon lifted its ban on serving meals to homeless people on city property on Tuesday, after drawing national attention for the ban and arresting about a dozen people for serving meals earlier this month.

County Votes To End State Of Emergency Declaration Over H...

County Votes To End State Of Emergency Declaration Over Hepatitis A Outbreak

Jan. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to end a state of emergency declaration over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County amid a declining number of cases.

County Supervisors Consider Ending Hepatitis A State Of E...

County Supervisors Consider Ending Hepatitis A State Of Emergency

Jan. 23
By City News Service

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider whether it's time to end a state of emergency over the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego County.

Four San Diego County Hospitals Make C-Section Honor Roll

Four San Diego County Hospitals Make C-Section Honor Roll

Jan. 23
By Kenny Goldberg

Four San Diego-area hospitals have met or exceeded a federal target of reducing cesarean births for first-time moms.