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Health Advisory

Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit http://www.baaqmd.gov/

Enteroviruses


Non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses and include viruses such as: Coxsackieviruses, Echoviruses and Enteroviruses (like Enterovirus-D68 and Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease). They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year. These viruses often cause mild infections such as colds, sore throats, and intestinal illnesses. In the United States, people are more likely to get infected with enteroviruses in the summer and fall.

Prevention Tips for Enteroviruses

It is important for everyone to take steps to protect themselves, their families and their community.

  • Wash your hands often
  • Wash hands especially after changing diapers
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick


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