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Long Beach Residents Continue to Suffer Affects of West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus - Mosquito The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services reminds residents that West Nile Virus continues to be a problem in Southern California. As of Monday, September 15, 2014, there have been 17 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Long Beach, including one death.

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

West Nile Virus - Mosquito 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).

City Health Officer Encourages Students to Be Current With Pertussis Vaccinations

pertussis-cough-900 With school starting, it is a perfect time to update your children’s immunizations. This year, it is especially important for students to be up to date with their pertussis, or “whooping cough” vaccinations as cases continue to increase throughout California.

Health Department Receives National Award

lbcityseal-900x600 The Long Beach Health Department has received a national award for using social media to engage its community partners and staff, and has been selected to present its social media strategies during a national public health convention later this year.

Rabid Skunk Discovered in Long Beach

skunk The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.

Assessing Health Needs; Department of Health and Human Services Invites Residents to Participate in Survey

survey The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of assessing the health needs of the women, infants, children, and adolescents who live in Long Beach. They are seeking information from residents in order to find out as much as they can about the health concerns of the population.

LB Health Department Hosts Insurance Enrollment Event Today

Healthcare Enrollment Staff from the Long Beach Health Department will answer questions about healthcare reform and Medi-Cal and Covered California eligibility. On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Health Department will hold a free health insurance enrollment event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, located at 3820 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach.

Health Department To Host Health Insurance Enrollment Event

health-care On Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Health Department will hold a free health insurance enrollment event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Miller Family Health Education Center, located at 3820 Cherry Avenue in Long Beach. Certified enrollment counselors will provide enrollment assistance with Medi-Cal and Covered California applications.

Survey Shows Increasing Homeless Population has More Access to Shelter

Access to Shelter More homeless people, especially veterans, are off the street and in shelters in Long Beach. “Additional resources and better coordination among our partners are paying off as we continue to help people who find themselves homeless,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Are Reusable Bags Safe? Schipske Wants More Information on Educating Consumers

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is asking for a report from the City Public Health Officer concerning educational efforts by the Health Department to inform grocers and their customers about the need to clean reusable bags that may be the source of bacteria.

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