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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 …

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 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 …