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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

Lead Poisoning Recalls & Warnings for Food Products


California Department of Public Health warnings

CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Bee Brand Sunny Day Gummies and Bavan Mix Goli Candy (12-1-2011)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Bavan Brand Candies from India (6-30-2011)
B&M, Inc. Conducts Voluntary Nationwide Recall of 6 Lot Numbers of Archer Farms Ground Turmeric Due to Excessive Lead Levels (4-15-2011)
CDPH Warns: Don't Eat Certain Bavan Brand Candies (1-28-2011)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat BAVAN Brand Sugar Reori Candy Imported from India (12-29-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Ego Sour Plum Candy (11-3-2010)
CDPH: Don't Eat "Casa de Dulce Salted Plums w/ Chile" (10-29-2010)
CDPH Warns Not To Eat Candy El Pecas Plums (10-14-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat "Ginger Candy" From China (09-21-2010)
CDPH Warns Consumers Not To Eat Flash Pop Candy Imported From China (06-25-2010)
Consumers Warned Not To Eat Hola Pop! La Original Lollipop Candy (05-02-2009)
Qi Cai Bang candy, imported from China | Mandarin (06-18-08)
Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo candy imported from Mexico | Spanish (04-17-08)
Chewing gum included in the Dulces Yosi MEGAPACK, imported from Mexico | Spanish (03-27-08)
Tamanlorin Tamarind Candy and BarriChicle Mini Chewing Gum, imported from Mexico | Spanish (03-11-2008)
Bibi Rainbow chewing gum, Tamanzela candies, and Tarritos candies, imported from Mexico | Spanish (02-06-2008)
INDY Mini Dedos Spicy & Sour candy, imported from Mexico | Spanish (01-18-2008)
JOVY Shaiky Pop tamarind lollipops and INDY Cerrillos spicy and sour lollipops - watermelon flavor, imported from Mexico | Spanish (09-07-2007)
INDY Dedos spicy and sour candy, imported from Mexico | Spanish (8-31-2007)
Barrilito and Miguelito candies, imported from Mexico | Spanish (8-22-2007)
De La Rosa Pulparindo candy: English | Spanish | Photos (PDF) (7-20-2007)

FDA recalls and other food-related links

FDA recall of Dagoba organic chocolate (3-2006)
A series of investigative reports done by the Orange County Register