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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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Norovirus Featured on Latest Health Department Podcast

December 21, 2007

Archived. This is an older press release from 2007 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


The winter and spring months typically mean more cases of norovirus so Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has chosen the highly contagious stomach illness as the latest topic of its podcast, an audio presentation available on the CCHS website.


Norovirus outbreaks are common in nursing homes and other places where people live in close living quarters. The two-minute podcast features CCHS Director William Walker, MD, talking about how to help prevent the spread of norovirus.

When & Where

The norovirus podcast is currently available on the CCHS website: Podcasts on health topics are added regularly.


Anyone can access the podcast on the home page through computers with MP3 capability. Transcripts of the podcasts also are available online.

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