Meningitis outbreak: LA officials criticized for being slow to announce deaths

Meningitis outbreak: LA officials criticized for being slow to announce deaths

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- News release from LA County Department of Public Health initially failed to announce three deaths from meningitis.
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Los Angeles to clean up Skid Row

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Los Angeles may resume its controversial cleanups in Skid Row after finding human waste, injection needles and used condoms on sidewalks, officials say.

Playboy mansion disease waterborne

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Health officials in Los Angeles County said the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease contaminated water at the Playboy mansion last month.

Fed action urged to cut food salt levels

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest says local and state health officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce food salt levels.

Hollywood prep cook diagnosed with Hep A

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A public health alert has been issued in Los Angeles after a prep cook with Wolfgang Puck Catering was diagnosed with acute hepatitis A.

Los Angeles can't ban trans fats

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles County's legal adviser says only the state of California can ban trans fats from restaurants.

Los Angeles beaches closed after spill

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Los Angeles County health officials ordered the closing of several Santa Monica Bay beaches after Ballona Creek was contaminated by 20,000 gallons of sewage.

California heat deaths top 50

SACRAMENTO, July 26 (UPI) -- California's lengthy period of high temperatures has caused an estimated 53 to 57 heat-related deaths, a survey of coroners has found.

Be prepared: Bioattack manageable

Even though biological agents do represent a threat to the general population, protecting yourself and your family from a bioterror attack requires only everyday supplies and common sense, medical and terrorism specialists told United Press International.

L.A. needs initial 20,000 smallpox shots

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- As many as 20,000 health care workers will be vaccinated for the deadly smallpox in the first phase of a plan to beef up Los Angeles County's defenses against a

Illinois West Nile deaths at 14

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A 78-year-old suburban Cook County man became the 14th fatality of West Nile virus in Illinois Thursday, while officials in Los Angeles confirmed the first case

West Nile virus spreads west

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Suspected human cases of West Nile virus were reported west of the Rocky Mountains for the first time Friday, although it was still not certain that the stubbor

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By United Press International

Jonathan E. Fielding M.D., M.P.H., M.A., M.B.A. is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and is the Health Officer for Los Angeles County. In his position of Director Dr. Fielding oversees public health activities, including those for environmental health, disease control, health education, health assessment, and chronic diseases.

As Director of one of the largest health departments in the United States, Dr. Fielding has led efforts to developed plans to deal with emergencies related to bioterrorism, pandemic flu, and other emerging diseases and conditions. He also has called attention to the underlying health determinants: the physical and social environments in which we live. Dr. Fielding also serves as Commissioner and vice-chair of the First 5 L.A. Commission, whose aims are to improve health and development of children 5 years of age and under.

Dr. Fielding's salary as Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is $309,494.

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