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In response to recent health concerns around a skid row encampment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) deployed teams of environmental health inspectors last week that checked area businesses for compliance with existing storage and trash removal regulations. Eighty-five businesses were issued notices of violation, and, this …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is assessing a non-resident measles case that traveled through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) while infectious and is also looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to this person. Public Health urges …

This article was reprinted from the May 2019 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. This article is designed to help health care providers understand and navigate California’s child care and school immunization requirements (which will change …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations, view it here in the May 2019 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County.  Health care professionals play a vital role in …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is investigating an additional confirmed case of measles in a Los Angeles County resident. This case is linked to the outbreak of four cases reported last month and is not associated with either the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) or California …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) will host a telebriefing to provide the healthcare community in Los Angeles County with updated information on the measles outbreak and critical information regarding immunization recommendations, as well as exclusion and quarantine orders for contacts of a person confirmed to …

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working closely with health officials at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and California State University Los Angeles (Cal State LA) to institute a series of actions to limit the spread of measles based on its assessment of the previously identified measles …

With measles outbreaks occurring nationally and internationally and the increase in travel during the spring break season, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) reminds everyone who has not been immunized against measles to get the measles- mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization. Spring travel and attending large-scale events, especially …

On Monday, April 1, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will join public health departments across the nation to recognize the importance of ensuring that all residents have the opportunities and resources they need for optimal health and well-being during 2019 National Public Health Week. Public …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirmed one case of measles in a person who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on United Airlines flight 240 and traveled through Los Angeles County while infectious, beginning on March 5, 2019. This measles case is not known …