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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 …

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 …

This article originally appeared on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms one case of measles in a person who traveled through LAX Airport while infectious on Thursday, February 21, 2019. This person arrived on China Eastern flight …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) advocates for stronger policy and ordinances of tobacco retailing to protect local youth and decrease the prevalence of tobacco use among youth across the county. A recent report shows a surge in the use of tobacco and nicotine products among …

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is notifying patients of Westside Multispecialty Medical Group located at 6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1212, Los Angeles, of possible hepatitis C exposure. Public Health recommends that all patients who received injections, infusions, or procedures at this clinic between January 2016 and December …

The California Medical Association (CMA) – which proudly represents over 44,000 physicians across all modes of practice and specialty – has joined the California Dental Association, health stakeholders and legislators in support of a bill package aimed at reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet …

Hours after a gunman opened fire in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their lane” after a series of research papers about firearm injuries and deaths was published in the Annals …

This message is intended for primary care, urgent care, emergency, pediatric, internal medicine, infectious disease, and laboratory providers. Please distribute as appropriate. Key Messages There is an ongoing outbreak of measles in Israel and New York City as well as several surrounding communities in New York and New Jersey. Consider …

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 …