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Be aware of hantavirus

Mono County press release As the weather warms (finally) and people turn to spring-cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected. The severe respiratory illness is known […]

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‘Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community’

Press release New Survey Shows Progress in Making Healthy Food More Available in Small Stores, But Availability of Flavored Tobacco, Electronic Cigarettes and Alcohol Remains High in Inyo and Mono Just released findings from statewide survey show some improvement in availability of healthy options in Inyo and Mono Counties BISHOP, CA – March 8, 2017 […]

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Update on flu season

Mono County Health Department press release US flu markers are still climbing steadily, with the virus linked to nine more deaths in children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday in its weekly update. The percentage of clinic visits for flulike illness has now been above the national baseline for […]

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Mono County update on summer diseases

– Press release from Mono County Health Department Avoid “All Creatures Great and Small”!* *mice, ticks, fleas, squirrels, chipmunks, and mosquitoes – and of course – bears! It has been an interesting summer so far in Mono County, and we are not talking about the weather or smoke. Here is a quick rundown, with links […]

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Back-to-school health advice

– Mono County Health Department press release Ready for School – preschool through college? Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in a setting like a school or a child care center where disease outbreaks can […]

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Surge of whooping cough cases in Mono

Whooping Cough Has Returned to Mammoth – from Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson During the last 5 weeks, the Mono County Health Department has received reports of 9 laboratory confirmed cases of whooping cough (pertussis). All are residents of Mammoth Lakes, and most are infants and children under 2 years of age. All […]

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