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    Click here for Road Status and Conditions in Amador County

    01/11/2017 2:33 PM

  • Extreme Heat Predicted in Amador

    Amador County Public Health and the Amador County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services urge residents to prepare for extreme temperatures predicted to reach over 100 degrees this weekend.

    07/21/2016 12:35 PM

  • Wildfire Smoke Warning: Detwiler Fire Air Quality Advisory

    07/20/2017 1:31 PM

  • Rabies Awareness: Rabies in wildlife continues to pose risk to pets, people

    05/08/2017 10:55 AM

  • Potential Hepatitis A Contamination:

    Amador County Environmental Health and Public Health Departments are conducting a joint investigation in response to a voluntary recall of frozen Egyptian strawberries due to the possibility of hepatitis A virus (HAV) contamination.

    11/04/2016 2:23 PM

  • West Nile Virus in Amador County

    Amador County Public Health confirms one human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Amador County. Outbreaks of WNV occur each summer in the United States and are most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite from a mosquito harboring the virus. Public Health officials remind the community to take preventative measures to avoid mosquito-borne disease.

    09/28/2016 4:12 PM

  • Rabies Awareness: Rabies in wildlife continues to pose risk to pets, people

    02/23/2016 2:09 PM

  • Media Advisory--Wildfire Health Issues

    There are currently no active fires in Amador County. The majority of the smoke seen in the eastern areas of the county is due to the Rim Fire in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties.

    08/23/2013 4:00 PM

  • Multistate Hepatitis A Outbreak: Linked to frozen berry mix

    Warning released Friday afternoon not to eat Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend of frozen berries sold through Costco stores as they may be linked to a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A. As of June 3, at least 34 cases are being investigated nationwide with seven confirmed illnesses linked to the product in California. No cases have been reported in Amador County.

    06/03/2013 2:30 PM

  • Prepare for Triple Digit Temperature

    Public Health officials are urging residents to prepare for extreme temperatures.

    08/08/2012 3:00 PM

  • National Public Health Week

    Monday, April 2, 2012 marks the start of National Public Health Week (NPHW). Amador County Public Health, together with Public Health Departments across the country, is promoting local health issues this week as call to action to make a real difference in helping the community live healthier lives.

    04/02/2012 4:30 PM

  • Death of Minor NOT due to Communicable Disease

    Amador County Public Health reports that the preliminary investigation into the death of a 5 year old child does NOT reveal communicable disease.

    10/11/2011 5:00 PM

  • Flu Season Arrives: Flu Vaccination Clinics Scheduled

    Amador County has scheduled two upcoming flu vaccination clinics for community members: Monday, October 31, 2011 from 2 pm to 4 pm and Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Both clinics will be held at the Health & Human Services Building, located at 10877 Conductor Boulevard in Sutter Creek.

    10/06/2011 4:15 PM

  • First Human West Nile Virus Case in Amador

    Amador County Public Health confirms the first West Nile virus (WNV) case this year in Amador County. One case was admitted to Sutter Amador Hospital and diagnosed with neuroinvasive West Nile virus. The individual has been discharged, is recovering at home and continues to improve.

    10/06/2011 3:45 PM

  • Free Nicotine Patches for Amador County Smokers

    Quitting smoking just got a little easier. For a limited time, the California Smokers’ Helpline is sending callers from Amador County free nicotine patches. Eligible tobacco users who call 1-800-NO-BUTTS and enroll in the free telephone-based quitting program will receive a free two-week starter kit of patches, while supplies last.

    08/23/2011 12:00 PM

  • Tdap Deadline Looms

    Numerous local students are currently without Tdap booster documentation. As the school year is starting in less than two weeks, it is increasingly important to remind parents of the new state Tdap (whooping cough) law requiring a booster prior to school attendance this year.

    08/04/2011 3:00 PM

  • Pertussis Rate Climbs in Amador

    Pertussis (whooping cough) is on the rise in Amador County. In addition to the three cases reported last week, a positive result was received in a health care worker this week. Amador County Public Health and Sutter Amador Hospital are collaborating with the California Department of Public Health in investigating this case.

    06/22/2011 11:30 AM

  • Pertussis Isn’t Taking a Summer Vacation

    Amador County Public Health confirms three new cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the Amador community. All close contacts have been advised of their exposure.

    06/13/2011 4:15 PM

  • Radiation Inquires

    Amador County Public Health has received inquiries from the public regarding radiation danger and appropriate measures. California is not in danger. Public Health is not recommending obtaining or stockpiling potassium iodide.

    03/15/2011 4:45 PM

  • New Rule for School

    A new state law requires all California public and private school students in grades 7-12 to be immunized against pertussis or “whooping cough” before they start school this fall. Amador County Unified School District officials expect this to impact at least 2000 students within the district.

    02/17/2011 11:00 AM

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