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Breaking News: Hot Weather Forecast for Inland Contra Costa
Last updated: June 16, 2021, 8:41 am

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Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) recommends everyone take steps to stay safe and healthy in the hot weather forecast for inland communities today through the weekend. Follow this link for air-conditioned county buildings open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 211 or check your city's web page for information about other places to stay cool near you. Visit cchealth.org/heat for health information about hot weather.

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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is rare but often fatal lung disease transmitted by rodents, primarily deer mice. Humans typically get the disease by breathing small particles of mouse urine or droppings that have been stirred up into the air. Early symptoms such as fever, headaches and muscle aches appear one to six weeks after exposure. Later, patients develop breathing difficulties that range from cough and shortness of breath to severe respiratory failure. HPS was first identified in 1993.


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