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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Media Briefing on WNV Death, Infections

August 24, 2006

Archived. This is an older press release from 2006 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


Contra Costa Health Services will conduct a media briefing on the first human death from West Nile Virus (WNV) in Contra Costa County. An elderly woman has died and two other WNV cases involving Contra Costa residents have been reported to the health department. Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District also will provide information on mosquito control and scheduled aerial spraying.


The briefing will be conducted by Dr. Wendel Brunner, Contra Costa County Public Health Director, and Craig Downs, General Manager, Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.


11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006


Courtyard at Contra Costa Health Services, between 595 and 597 Center Ave., Martinez, CA 94553

For more information on WNV symptoms, prevention and testing, call the County Health Department's Health Emergency Information Line, 1-888-959-9911 or 211 or visit its website at For information on Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District, call 925-685-9301 or visit

No interviews will be provided prior to the briefing.

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