Long Beach Centers for Disease Control

CSULB Study Finds Tongue Not Needed for Taste or Speech

tounge-girl According to new research at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), we may not need our tongues to taste or speak. This information could prove invaluable when it comes to helping rehabilitate those who have lost or damaged their tongues as a result of cancer or other means.

Public Invited to Long Beach Gay Men’s Health Summit Saturday

gay-mens-health-summit The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, the National Minority AIDS Council, and the Southern California Men’s Medical Group will host the Gay Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to address gay and bisexual men’s health issues, including a troubling and continuing rise in HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Long Beach Health Department Well-Prepared to Respond to Ebola Occurrence If Needed

ebola Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that there is a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in Texas. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) would like to reassure the residents of Long Beach that there are no suspected cases of Ebola here in our City.

Infant in Long Beach Diagnosed with Enterovirus D68

From mid-August to October 2, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 514 people from 43 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. From mid-August to October 2, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 514 people from 43 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services confirms that an infant in Long Beach has been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

MemorialCare Urges Parents to Vaccinate and Protect Against Infectious Diseases

flu vaccine With vaccination exemption rates on the rise among children in the region, the MemorialCare Pediatric Best Practice Team has issued a position statement urging parents to follow the recommended vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

First Death in Long Beach This Year Associated to West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. Dr. Mitchell Kushner, Public Health Officer for the City of Long Beach, today announced the first death this year due to complications associated with West Nile Virus (WNV).

Concussions and ACL Injuries – A Duo That is On The Rise in Youth Sports

soccer-sports By: Kenneth Huh, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Kids competing in sports is as common as fireworks in July, because for most kids being active is a way of life.

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. The first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Long Beach has been confirmed. The 61-year-old East Long Beach resident has no known underlying health issues and is currently recovering well.

City Health Officer Advises Residents to Stay Protected From Mosquitoes During The Summer

West Nile Virus - Mosquitoes With the hot summer weather creating an ideal environment for mosquito breeding, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer, encourages all residents to protect themselves. During the summer months, Long Beach residents will be enjoying the outdoors with backyard barbeques and trips to parks and beaches.

Long Beach Health Department Issues Measles Update

measles Background: Histopathology of measles pneumonia. Giant cell with intracytoplasmic inclusions. Inset: A child with a classic day-4 rash with measles. Both images via wikimedia. Measles is a very contagious but vaccine preventable disease caused by a virus. 

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