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Stay safe in the heat comic bookStay safe in the heat and smoky air

Guidance for preventing health problems in the hot weather and when there’s wildfire smoke, especially for people who are at higher risk, such as outdoor workers, people with chronic health conditions, and children.

Public Health encourages immigrant clients to access services without fearPublic Health encourages immigrant clients to access services without fear

All people should feel safe when they get health services.

Unfortunately, recent federal immigration proposals have made people in immigrant communities feel more fear and stress. Some families feel they must choose between two risks. Should they avoid a clinic and possibly risk their health? Or should they risk an encounter with federal immigration agents?

The raw deal: Why under-cooked oysters make you sickThe raw deal: Why under-cooked oysters make you sick

In the last few weeks we have seen a spike in illness associated with consumption of raw oysters, and as the summer heats up, we anticipate more.

The majority of reports that Public Health has been investigating recently have been for Vibrio-like illness (see the outbreak disclosure page for more details) associated with raw oysters. Vibrio species are bacteria that occur naturally in marine waters, where oysters live and are harvested.

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