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Health advisory on wildfire smoke

  Health Advisory – Wildfire Smoke (press release from Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) Although not yet as bad as last year, residents and visitors to the Eastern Sierra are experiencing smoke coming through the passes primarily from the French Fire. A reprieve yesterday brought the false hope that the worst was over; however, fires […]

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Inyo resident appears to suffer from hantavirus

Hantavirus Infects Inyo County Resident August 19, 2013 Dr. Rick Johnson, Public Health Officer for Inyo County, announced today that a local resident of Inyo County has been hospitalized with a clinical picture that is highly suspect of being caused by hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS). Particularly during these summer months, hantavirus needs to be considered […]

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Dr. Johnson appointed to state commission

Dr. Richard Johnson, 66, of Mammoth Lakes, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, it was announced recently by California Govenor Jerry Brown. A press release from the governor’s office states Dr. Johnson has been a pediatrician at the Southern Mono Healthcare District since 1996. He has been health officer at […]

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Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

More cases of influenza confirmed

Influenza is in Our Midst – Press Release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Director Rick Johnson Over the last week, the Eastern Sierra has been continuing to see high levels of influenza activity. We are seeing increased visits to healthcare providers, positive laboratory tests, Emergency Department visits, Tamiflu prescriptions, and at least 4 hospitalizations. We have […]

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Health Officer responds to Whooping Cough Questions

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Update – Frequently Asked Questions This is written in response to questions we have received in the last few days. It is not meant to be read from start to finish, but jump directly to any questions you may have. Please contact us with additional questions that we can attempt to answer […]

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