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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 …

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 …

Key MessagesThere has been an increase in clusters of pertussis cases among 11 to 18-year-olds across Los Angeles County. Health care providers should consider pertussis even in vaccinated persons with minimal to mild symptoms.Pertussis is highly contagious. Treated cases remain communicable through the 5th day of appropriate antibiotic treatment. Patients …

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory yesterday requesting continued vigilance for case recognition and reporting of suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases. Nationally, from January 1 through October 16, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 62 confirmed cases of AFM …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends that health care providers routinely screen for pregnancy desire in well-woman and primary care visits for women of reproductive age. In LA County, chronic diseases that negatively impact pregnancy, such as diabetes and hypertension, are increasing in this population. In addition, …

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) announces since 2012, rates of syphilis among both men and women have been steadily increasing in Los Angeles County and in California. Cases in women rose by 50% from 2016 to 2017, affecting individuals in almost every area of the county. …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. Public Health earned the 2018 Achievement Award in the category of health for …

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for certain health conditions. Over the past fourteen months, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has notified clinicians about a variety of outbreaks that have disproportionately impacted MSM. This article summarizes six steps providers can take …

Find the original release on the LA Public Health website Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV recognize World AIDS Day and launch the Los Angeles County HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2020 and Beyond (LACHAS). The new strategy seeks to …

As the impacts of climate change continue to intensify across Los Angeles County, clinicians can expect an exacerbation of many patient health problems ranging from respiratory illness to infectious diseases. Residents of LA County are especially vulnerable to health risks associated with increasing extreme heat events, declining air quality, longer …