NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROVIDER ALERT: Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B: Testing and Reporting Requirements  July 16, 2018
Up to 90% of infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive mothers can become chronically infected with hepatitis B infection.


PROVIDER ALERT: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Cluster   July 16, 2018
This alert is to notify providers of a cluster of drug-resistant Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the northern region of Santa Barbara County.


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INTERIM ANIMAL SERVICES DIRECTOR NAMED, DORI VILLALON     July 16, 2018
With the retirement of Jan Glick, Animal Services Director, the Public Health Department has developed a plan for transition that includes the appointment of Dori Villalon as the Interim Animal Services Director.


GOLETA BEACH OCEAN WATERS CHANGED FROM "CLOSED" TO "OPEN" STATUS    July 6, 2018 
Effective immediately, a Health Officer Order to modify the status of Goleta Beach ocean waters has been issued to change these ocean waters from "Closed" to "Open" status. 


PROVIDER ALERT: Be Alert for Hepatitis A Virus:  June 2018
Hepatitis A Virus Infections in Persons Experiencing Homelessness or Using Drugs; Notify Public Health Immediately