Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Public Health official  confirms first influenza-related death in Riverside County for current flu season

Public Health official confirms first influenza-related death in Riverside County for current flu season

Health officials say a 12–year-old child who died after being hospitalized is Riverside County’s first flu-related death for the current influenza season.
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County environmental  health officials offer reminder after two rodents test positive for hantavirus

County environmental health officials offer reminder after two rodents test positive for hantavirus

Two out of 11 rodents collected in late December from the San Timoteo Canyon at the Norton Younglove Preserve near the city of Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus.  The California Department of Public Health confirmed the mice that Riverside County Environmental Health officials submitted have tested positive for the virus. Over the past decade, approximately 10 percent of the rodents collected in Riverside County have tested positive for hantavirus.  This is fairly consistent with the average for California. 
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Ebola News

Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.