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San Bernardino County Community Health Center Governing Board Meeting
The San Bernardino County Community Health Center Governing Board Meeting will be held at the Victorville Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) Office, in the Oasis Conference Room, located at 15010 Palmdale Road, Victorville, CA 92392 on September 23, 2014 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  
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County of San Bernardino Health Officer Issues Heat Advisory for Above Average High Heat Weekend
With above average temperatures expected, the County of San Bernardino Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for residents. High temperatures above 100°F forecasted for the inland valleys, mountains and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. Residents are urged to take precautions that will help prevent heat-related illness.
  
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First Positive Indicators for West Nile Virus Reported in Needles
The Division of Environmental Health Service’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) have sentinel chicken flocks placed in various locations throughout San Bernardino County to detect West Nile Virus (WNV), a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. If any sentinel chickens test positive for WNV, it means that the mosquito population in these areas are infected, increasing the possible risk of the public being infected. Chickens are not harmed by the virus. Three chickens from a sentinel flock in Needles were reported to have tested positive for WNV. This is the first positive indicator for WNV in San Bernardino County’s Colorado River Valley. Residents and visitors to this area should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
  
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First Human Cases of West Nile Virus in the County of San Bernardino
Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino. These are the first confirmed human cases within the County this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. As of August 13, 2014, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 human cases and two deaths within the state due to WNV infection.
  
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Positive Indicators for West Nile Virus reported in the Cities of Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino and Upland
The Division of Environmental Health Service’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) has reported multiple positive indicators for West Nile Virus (WNV) throughout San Bernardino County. WNV is a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. MVCP has sentinel chicken flocks placed in various locations throughout San Bernardino County to detect WNV. If any sentinel chickens test positive for WNV, it means that the mosquito population in these areas are infected, increasing the possible risk of the public being infected. Chickens are not harmed by the virus. Two chickens from a sentinel flock in San Bernardino were reported to have tested positive for WNV.
  
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