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 08/19/14   Last Community Meeting for Youth Sports Snack Bars (August 21, 2014)
Beginning January 2015, the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) will be permitting and inspecting all youth sporting event snack bars that prepare, sell and/or distribute food to the public. DEHS will host meetings throughout San Bernardino County to discuss the anticipated changes and to answer any questions that you may have. The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Chamber of Commerce in Apple Valley (16010 Apple Valley Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307).
Community Meeting Flyer (08/21/14)

 08/15/14   First Positive Indicators for West Nile Virus reported in Needles
DEHS’s Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) have sentinel chicken flocks placed in various locations throughout San Bernardino County to detect West Nile Virus (WNV), a virus transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. If any sentinel chickens test positive for WNV, it means that the mosquito population in these areas are infected, increasing the possible risk of the public being infected. Chickens are not harmed by the virus. Three chickens from a sentinel flock in Needles were reported to have tested positive for WNV. This is the first positive indicator for WNV in San Bernardino County’s Colorado River Valley. Residents and visitors to this area should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Official Press Release
 08/14/14   First Human Cases of West Nile Virus in the County of San Bernardino
Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino. These are the first confirmed human cases within the County this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. As of August 13, 2014, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 human cases and two deaths within the state due to WNV infection.
Official Press Release
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