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A Message from the Health Officer
Being healthy is an overall state of good physical and mental health, and an ability to lead a full, productive and enjoyable life. Lake County is a beautiful place to live. Despite its clean air and opportunities for active lifestyles, Lake County also faces some health challenges. The Lake County Public Health Division is here to promote healthful lifestyles and to maximize the health of our entire community.

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Measles Cases on the Rise in California
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received reports of 60 confirmed measles cases in California so far this year (6/30/2014). Click here for more information
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Ebola Information
Click here for California Department of Public Health's Ebola FAQs
Click here for the Center of Disease Control Ebola Information
Whooping Cough
California declares whooping cough epidemic
This is a problem of "epidemic proportions," the California Department of Public Health said. And the number of actual cases may be even higher, because past studies have shown that for every case of whooping cough that is reported, there are 10 more that are not officially counted. Whooping cough, known to doctors as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a bacterium known as Bordetella pertussis.
Click here for more information

Help stop the spread of the flu--ideas for everyone.

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Geothermal Information
Click HERE to view the updated flyer on County of Lake Geothermal Gas.
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West Nile Virus
As our annual mosquito season begins, take steps now to avoid mosquito bites that can transmit this disease-causing virus.
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Swimmer’s Itch
If you swim or wade in the lake water, take a few simple precautions to avoid an allergic skin rash that affects some people, especially in the summer months. Read more from the CDC.
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Tick bites
Ticks can transmit a variety of diseases. If you like to hike in areas where ticks are found, learn to avoid bites and what to do if you are bitten.
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Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae)

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Climb to the Peak of Health
To print this document in a booklet format Click Here.
(Use the 1-sided to 2-sided option on your printer).
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules

The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same, the Privacy Rule is balanced to that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.

HIPAA Privacy Form English
HIPAA Privacy Form Spanish







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