A Los Angeles County woman is the first confirmed dead in the 2013-2014 influenza season. Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer talks about ways to avoid getting the flu.
The Santa Clarita Valley's fifth rabid bat turned up on a driveway in late July. L.A. County Department of Public Health officials warn residents to avoid handling bats that appear to be acting strangely. Call Animal Control instead.
The U.S. Forestry Service and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials closed Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow, and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest after one ground squirrel tested positive on July 23 for plague.
An air quality advisory for the Santa Clarita Valley has been issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health based on information provided by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.