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Public Health Advisory for the Richmond area

Last updated: 4/21/15, 11:27 a.m.

Contra Costa Hazardous Materials staff are investigating an incident at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. A health advisory has been issued for Richmond, North Richmond and San Pablo because the incident could affect individuals with respiratory sensitivities. Most people will not be affected. Eye, skin, nose or throat irritation may be possible for some people in the affected area. No shelter-in-place order has been issued at this time. CWS alert: http://www.cococws.us/getCurrentAlerts.action More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Measles


Measles is a very contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Disease can be prevented by vaccination. The presence of disease is very rare in parts of the world where vaccination rates are high. Measles remains a common disease in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Measles disease is rare in the United States but still occurs in visitors from other countries and U.S. citizens traveling abroad who become infected before or during travel and spread the infection to unvaccinated or unprotected persons.

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

Measles Prevention Tips

  1. The best tool for prevention of measles disease is vaccination.
  2. Before traveling internationally make sure you are up-to-date on all measles vaccinations.


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