Health News

2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Up-to-date, interactive public information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found by clicking HERE

Air Quality and Wildfires Health Information
Please follow this link to read the most recent update on air quality in Tuolumne County related to wildfires:

Protect Yourself from Vector Borne Illness

Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Fleas. The pesky insects not only cause itchy bumps, but can also carry disease. Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Viruses. Ticks can cause Lyme disease and other illness, and Fleas can carry Plague.
Your best protection against being bitten, are to follow these 5 D's:

Dawn & Dusk- Avoid being outdoors during these times; prime feeding time for mosquitoes.
Dress- Wear loose clothing that covers your skin.
DEET- DEET is effective against mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas, and ticks. DEET products should not be used on infants under 2 months of age.
Drain- Eliminate or reduce standing water that can produce mosquitoes.

For more information, call Tuolumne County Environmental Health at (209) 533-5651
or Tuolumne County Public Health at (209) 533-7401.

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