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  • Health Advisories and Health Updates

    Click on the link below to download a PDF of current health advisories and health updates. There are NO cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Pasadena and Los Angeles County.

    Click here to view News Releases issued by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

  • Resources on Ebola Virus Disease

    Have questions about the Ebola virus and outbreak in West Africa? Download to following fact sheets:

    NEW! On 10/29/14, the State Health Officer, Dr. Ron Chapman, of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a quarantine order and risk-based guidelines for individuals coming into CA from Ebola-affected areas, who have had contact with a confirmed case. Access the guidelines and order here.

    For more information on Ebola, including transmission, symptoms and updates on the current outbreak, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Currently, the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low. The Pasadena Public Health Department and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening.

    PASADENA HEALTH DEPT. CONFIRMS FIVE WEST NILE VIRUS CASES

    PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Public Health Department today announced that tests have confirmed five human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) this month in its jurisdiction. The last confirmed case of WNV previously confirmed by the Pasadena Public Health Department was in December 2012. 

    WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.  Signs and symptoms may include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting, and headache.  Up to about 80 percent of people infected have no apparent symptoms and can go undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Severe cases, while rare, can include brain inflammation, paralysis or death. 

    The Pasadena Public Health Department  recommends that anyone exhibiting symptoms or who suspects they might have WNV should seek immediate medical care. 

    To protect against WNV, it is important that the public take the following precautions to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes and to prevent being bitten: 

    • Empty all standing water in containers left outside 
    • Keep swimming pools clean with all circulation and filtration equipment operational and drain water from pool covers 
    • Check for mosquito larvae in still water sources such as bird baths and ponds  
    • Wear insect repellants containing DEET 
    • Avoid areas likely to be inhabited by mosquitoes at dawn and dusk 
    • Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors 
    • Check window and door screens for holes 
    • Report dead birds and squirrels to the West Nile Virus and Dead Bird Hotline at (877) 968-2473 or online at http://westnile.ca.gov 

    The proportion of mosquitoes infected with WNV is at the highest level ever detected in California, health officials said.  The risk of infection is also highest at this time of year, especially during summer weather and drought conditions. 

    Health Department staff travel throughout the City at least once a week to treat gutters, puddles, pools, and other free-standing water sources water that serve as prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  The Department also collaborates with the Pasadena Police Department to use police helicopters to look for stagnant pools and green standing water.  

    For vector control information; to receive free mosquito fish to prevent breeding, or to report a green pool or still water source, call the Department’s Environmental Health Division at (626) 744-6004.  

    Click here to download the News Release. 

     

  • About the Public Health Department

    For 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department has been responsible for helping protect, maintain and improve the health of the Pasadena community. The City of Pasadena is one of only three cities in the state of California that maintains its own independent local health jurisdiction with responsibility for a wide variety of services that support the three core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance.

    Mission Statement 

    The City of Pasadena Public Health Department is dedicated to the physical, social and mental well-being of all who live, work, worship, learn and play in Pasadena.

    Vision Statement 

    The Pasadena Public Health Department will lead the city to be the model of health excellence and community wellness.

    Core Values 

    The Pasadena Public Health Department is committed to building trusting relationships with the community we serve; providing high-quality services; making health services accessible; instilling the value of public health; and creating opportunities that foster health professional excellence.

    New!

    Effective Monday, August 11, 2014, the following services at the Immunization Clinic will be temporarily discontinued until further notice. For more information, call (626) 744-6121.  

    • Malaria Consultation/Prescription 
    • Altitude Sickness 
    • Traveler's Diarrhea Consultation/Prescription 

     

  • Food Day 2014 

    Join Mayor Bill Bogaard and Pasadena officials along with other City representatives on Friday, October 24, 2014 to celebrate Food Day Pasadena! The local observation is a part of Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. For more information, visit http://cityofpasadena.net/publichealth/npa. 

    Click on the photo above to download the flyer. Follow the Pasadena Public Health Department on Facebook and join our event! 

     

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