skip to content, health centers and clinics, search, accessibility statement

Breaking News

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.


Media Advisory

Website Tracks West Nile Cases


August 30, 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.



What

New web page on Contra Costa Health Services website (cchealth.org) to track West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in Contra Costa County.

When

The web page was launched today. It will be updated as new cases are identified.

Where

The webpage is at cchealth.org

The number of cases is also reported on the Contra Costa Health Services Health Emergency Information Line at 888-959-9911.

Why

There have been four cases of West Nile Virus involving Contra Costa residents this year. One of the residents, an 85-year old Concord woman, died as a result of the virus. The web page provides information about the condition of the residents, the location of their residences and their ages.

WNV is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot be spread from person-to-person. The website contains important information about how to protect against West Nile Virus.


# # #


Press Contact
  • Francie Wise
  • 925-313-6740