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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed the first death due to West Nile virus (WNV) for the 2018 season in Los Angeles County. The patient, a resident of the San Fernando Valley area, was hospitalized in early September and died from WNV- associated neuro-invasive …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations and to receive free CME, view it here in the September/October 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. The Department of Public Health …

This message is intended for internal medicine, infectious disease, family medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and urgent care providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages • An outbreak of endemic flea-borne typhus has been identified in downtown Los Angeles. Six of the nine cases have occurred in persons experiencing homelessness. • …

This message is intended for internal medicine, infectious disease, neurology, family medicine, emergency, and urgent care providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages • The first human case of Saint Louis encephalitis in Los Angeles County since 1997 has been identified. • The clinical presentation of Saint Louis encephalitis is …

To see the full article, including citations, view it here in the September/October 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released this season’s flu vaccine recommendations and health care …

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report that highlights the ongoing increase in syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases throughout the United States, including California and Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has …

The following article was modified from the original. To see the full article, including citations and to receive free CME, view it here in the September/October 2018 issue of  Rx for Prevention, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s online publication for practicing in LA County. It is important that providers …

On September 5th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas along with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and community partners unveiled the new Community Healing and Trauma Prevention Center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health. The Healing Center will serve a community that experiences the highest rates …

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, emergency, pediatric, and internal medicine, infectious disease, and laboratory providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages A patient with infectious measles visited Santa Monica from August 8-10, 2018. Health care providers should consider the diagnosis of measles among persons presenting with a …

The Department of Public Health has released a first-of-its-kind series of health profile reports for 86 Los Angeles County cities and communities (62 cities, the 15 Los Angeles City Council Districts, and 9 unincorporated Census designated communities). These reports provide the most detailed information available to date on the health of …