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Health Advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 4 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating an incident at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. A health advisory has been issued for the area of Pittsburg and Antioch because an incident at the Dow Chemical Plant in Pittsburg 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. CWS alert: http://www.cococws.us/getCurrentAlerts.action More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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*** To report a case of mumps, call Communicable Disease at 925-313-6740. ***

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It is spread from an infected person through saliva. There is a vaccine to prevent mumps called the MMR which is the mumps vaccine combined with protection against measles and rubella.


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