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Latest News


Health Advisory: Zika Virus in Latin America

2/1/2016 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Click here for more information, or click on Spanish.


County Health Officials Offer Hantavirus Reminder after Eight Rodents Test Positive 

1/21/2016 - Eight rodents collected by Riverside County Environmental Health in San Timoteo Canyon near Beaumont have tested positive for hantavirus. To read the press release click here.


State Public Health Officer Urges Travelers to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

12/09/2015 - The State Public Health Officer is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America due to increased reports of chikungunya and dengue.  Travelers should also be aware that there is currently transmission of dengue on the Big Island in Hawaii.  To read the press release, click here.  To read the Health and Travel Advisory, click here.


Mosquito that can carry Yellow Fever Detected in San Jacinto

10/27/2015 - Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can carry yellow fever, has been detected in San Jacinto. See the press release for more information.


Interactive Map of West Nile Virus Activity now Available

9/3/2015 - Riverside County Department of Public Health is providing an interactive map showing recent West Nile virus activity in Riverside County. To access the map click here.


Water Conservation During Extreme Drought

7/14/2015 - Click here for swimming pools and here for restaurants to get tips on conserving water in one of California's most severe droughts. Click here and here for information on USDA drought assistance for individual well owners.


Graywater Regulations

6/23/2015 - Chapter 16A establishes minimum requirements for the installation of graywater systems in occupancies regulated by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Click on the link to read the full chapter. For information on homeowner's informational bulletin, click here.


Reduce Hunger and Stop Food Waste

6/11/14 - This bulletin provides information on how restaurants and other food facilities can donate unused food.  Click here to read about how to donate your unused food today and make a difference in your community!