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01/11/2017 2:33 PM
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
07/20/2017 1:31 PM
05/08/2017 10:55 AM
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
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
02/23/2016 2:09 PM
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
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
Public Health officials are urging residents to prepare for extreme temperatures.
08/08/2012 3:00 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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
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
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