IE public health

Rabid Bats Confirmed in SB County

Jul 30, 2020
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On Thursday it was confirmed that rabid bats in San Bernardino County including four within the past two weeks had been identified in in the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Apple Valley. Confirmation is determined based on testing that's done at the public health lab. San Bernardino County Public Health is urging the public to protect themselves and their pets from interactions with unfamiliar, stray or wild animals.

Officials at Riverside City College say they'll be sending a letter to hundreds of students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed to a student who's been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A new report from the University of California, San Francisco says California is experiencing a statewide shortage of mental health professionals -- and the problem is especially bad in the Inland Empire. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story. 

Researchers at UC San Francisco’s Healthforce Center found that the Inland Empire and San Joaquin Valley have the lowest ratio of mental health professionals to population in California. That means there aren’t enough Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals in these areas.

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Health officials in southwestern Riverside County are alerting residents that anti-mosquito spraying will take place to curb the spread of West Nile virus.  Also, San Diego County health officials are warning back-country users to beware of critters infected with plague.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A Cal State San Bernardino student has active tuberculosis, leading county health officials to plan screenings for students, faculty, and staff who may have been exposed.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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If another terror attack struck the Inland Empire on the scale of December 2, the Red Cross says it's unsure if it has enough blood in area blood banks to treat the wounded.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

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West Nile has been confirmed in mosquitos tested in Riverside County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released disturbing results on research into diabetes in the golden state. KVCR's Rick Dulock shares the findings.

Mosquito Diseases Other Than West Nile Found In IE

Oct 23, 2015
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Urgency to combat mosquitos in the Inland Empire is rising.  Since August, two people in Riverside County have died from West Nile Virus.  That disease might soon be playing second fiddle to other more exotic maladies carried by non-native mosquitos recently found around the region.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

The Repercussions Of The Growing Measles Outbreak

Jan 26, 2015
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Health officials are calling the current measles outbreak in California the worst since the disease was declared eradicated in the U.S. in 2000.  With the number of infections still rising, KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this report on the repercussions of the outbreak.

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Public health officials say the latest count of cases of measles -- originating from a December outbreak at  Southern California Disney theme parks --  is now up to 70, spread across a growing number of states.  Furthermore, the number of non-vaccinated school students in quarantine is growing.  And officials are recommending that anyone not inoculated with the measles vaccine should stay away from the Disney parks.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the update (story compiled by KVCR's Matt Guilhem).

Disney Measles Outbreak Hits IE

Jan 14, 2015
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A measles outbreak that apparently originated at the Disney theme parks in Anaheim has now spread to four states, with most of the cases in Southern California.  Both Inland Empire counties now report multiple cases of measles.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem looks into what local public health officials are doing to try to curb the outbreak.