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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli)

E. coli is a common bacteria found in humans, animals, and the environment. There are many different types of E. coli. Some are beneficial and some cause no harm. However, a few types of E. coli, such as E. coli O157:H7, can make us sick. People can get sick if they eat or drink foods containing illness-causing E. coli. Symptoms of E. coli illness can include diarrhea and stomach cramps. Properly handling, washing, and cooking foods can help you stay healthy. Learn more about E. coli illness and other ways to avoid getting sick.


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