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State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report; SFMS Policy on E-Cigarette Regulation

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning about the hazards of electronic cigarettes.

SFDPH Health Advisory: Be Alert for Measles Cases

California is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, with at least 59 confirmed cases. No measles cases have been reported in San Francisco residents in 2014 or so far in 2015, a Contra Costa County resident rode BART to San Francisco and worked in San Francisco on 2/4/15-2/6/15 during his/her infectious period.