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Health Advisory: National Increase in Reports of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases

Nationally, from January 1 through October 16, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 62 confirmed cases of AFM in patients from 22 U.S. states. An additional 65 suspected cases are still under investigation at CDC. During this same time period, five suspected AFM cases have been reported to CDPH. One suspected case has been ruled out and four suspected cases remain under investigation; none have yet been confirmed.

Regional Health Resilience Webinar Series: HEALTH EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE TOXIC AIR EMISSIONS—Implications for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

You are invited to participate in a four-part Webinar Series to examine risks and short and long-term health effects from emissions of toxic chemicals from wildfires, burning buildings, and industrial facilities.

Marin Health and Human Services Public Health Advisory - Pertussis Outbreak

This update provides information about recent pertussis activity in Marin County, disease recognition, testing, reporting procedures, and additional resources for clinicians. Marin County Health and Human Services’ Communicable Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) unit is closely monitoring the situation.