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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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Contra Costa County Announces Second Death Linked to H1N1

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Archived. This is an older press release from 2014 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2015 items.


There has been a second flu death linked to H1N1 reported in Contra Costa County. A 48- year-old man from Contra Costa County passed away in December. It was confirmed Tuesday. No other information will be released about this case.


Erika Jenssen, Communicable Disease Programs Chief with Contra Costa Public Health, will be available for interviews today from 3 to 4 p.m.


3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at 597 Center Ave. Suite 200, Martinez, 94553

Updated Contra Costa County stats will be released Wednesdays in the afternoon via Twitter

Flu is unpredictable and flu season can last through March. Everyone should get a flu vaccine to protect themselves from the flu. It is not too late to get a vaccine. This year's vaccine protects against several flu strains including H1N1.

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