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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

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WHY REPORT

We rely on medical providers, school officials and the public to notify us when they encounter cases or suspected cases of certain diseases or conditions.

WHO MUST REPORT

The state of California requires doctors, surgeons, nurses, practitioners, coroners, dentists, veterinarians, administrators of health facilities and clinics to report cases or suspected cases of certain diseases and conditions to the local health department. Anyone in charge of public or private schools or preschools also must report cases or suspected cases of these diseases. More than 85 diseases and conditions are reportable in Contra Costa County.

Veterinarians are required to report six animal diseases: Anthrax, Brucellosis (except Brucella canis), Plague, Rabies, Tularemia and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.

HOW TO REPORT

´╗┐Physicians who need to report a suspected public health emergency should contact the Public Health division immediately at 925-313-6740; or after hours, call the sheriff's dispatch at 925-646-2441 and ask for the Health Officer On Call.
Health care providers and others may also fax us "Confidential Morbidity Reports" (see below for fax numbers). The different types of CMR forms are available here:




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