Dr. Wilma Wooten

SAN DIEGO DEATH LINKED TO NATIONAL SALMONELLA OUTBREAK FROM IMPORTED CUCUMBERS

 

San Diego import company Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce (A&W) is likely source; consumers are advised to avoid cucumbers grown in Mexico

September 4, 2015 (San Diego)--A 99-year-old San Diego woman who died on Aug. 17 is part of a national outbreak of salmonella Poona that has been linked to imported cucumbers, the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced today.  A San Diego-based importer of cucumbers from Mexico has been identified as the likely source.

The woman, 15 other San Diego residents and three visitors to the county are part of a multi-state outbreak of salmonella Poona, which has sickened 285 people in 27 states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most of the reported illnesses occurred in August. However the outbreak is ongoing and more cases are being reported. Approximately one-third of those who were ill have been hospitalized and the San Diego resident is the only reported death.

ENTEROVIRUS CONFIRMED AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

 

Source: County News Service

September 18, 2014 (San Diego)—Four children at Rady Children’s Hospital have been confirmed by state and county health officials as California’s first cases of Enterovirus D69.

UNWRAP SAFETY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: PUT A LID ON YOUR KID

 
Don’t Forget to Add Safety Gear to Bicycle, Scooter or Skateboard Gift


December 23, 2011 -- (San Diego County) -- Give your child the joy of opening an additional holiday present and give yourself peace of mind if you get them a bike, skateboard or scooter. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Rady Children’s Hospital and Racers and Chasers are teaming up to remind people that those gifts need to be accompanied by a properly-fitted helmet, as well as wrist guards and elbow and knee pads if it’s a skateboard.