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Residents Invited to 10th Annual Kids in the Kitchen Event Saturday

kids-in-kitchen The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Program, in partnership with the Junior League Long Beach (JLLB), invites the community to attend the free, 10th Annual Kids in the Kitchen event on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr.

People at 4 Long Beach Locations Potentially Exposed to Measles

ill-sick-kid The City Health Officer, Dr. Mitchell Kushner, announced today that there is one confirmed case of measles associated with a recent outbreak affecting multiple counties in California and Utah. The Long Beach resident spent time at the Disneyland Resort in the City of Anaheim, during the period of December 16-20, 2014.

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.

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).

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.

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. 

First Flu-Related Death in Long Beach Confirmed

flu vaccine The Health Department continues to encourage flu vaccinations for all people 6 months of age and older. The first confirmed influenza death in the City of Long Beach for the 2013-2014 flu season has been reported. The decedent was a 41-year-old man with underlying medical conditions who died after a brief hospitalization.

First Death in Long Beach from West Nile Virus

health-department Public Health Officer announces first death in Long Beach due to complications associated with West Nile Virus. Dr. Mitchell Kushner, Public Health Officer for the City of Long Beach, announced today the first death in Long Beach due to complications associated with West Nile Virus (WNV).

Public Urged to Get Flu Vaccine

flu vaccine The first case of flu this season has been confirmed in Long Beach, and the City’s Health Department, with assistance from the American Red Cross, has announced dates for the 2013 Annual Flu Clinics, starting on October 10, 2013. 

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