Humboldt Health Alert

Humboldt Health Alert LogoThis web page is a source of information about current health issues that may affect the residents of, or visitors to, Humboldt County. Its purpose is to inform the public of critical issues that may impact their health and to provide information people can use to avoid illness or injury.

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Sept. 24, 2019 - CDPH Health Advisory: Refrain from Vaping

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a health advisory today urging everyone to refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete. The health advisory follows an executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week to confront the growing youth epidemic and health risks linked to vaping. Read more about the vaping advisory

Aug. 28, 2017 - Health Advisory Possible Meningococcal Disease in a Child

Humboldt County Public Health was notified of a lab confirmed case of meningococcal disease in a Washington Elementary student. Humboldt County Public Health is recommending that all individuals who had significant contact with the patient from August 17th, Friday, through August 25th, Friday receive chemoprophylaxis now. Read more about the meningococcal health alert.

March 17, 2017 - CDPH Lifts Warnings about Certain Shellfish from Humboldt County

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is lifting two toxic-shellfish health advisories for Humboldt County. The advisories were issued last month and warned consumers not to eat sport-harvested bivalve shellfish due to dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins. Recent tests indicate PSP toxins have decreased to safe or undetectable levels. Read more about lifted bivalve shellfish warnings from the CDPH (PDF).

Feb. 16, 2017 - CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Humboldt County

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Humboldt County. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins have been detected in mussels from this region. The naturally occurring PSP toxins can cause illness or death in humans. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. Read more about the bivalve shellfish warning from the CDPH (PDF).

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