Tag Archives: Public Health

There Is a Museum in Northeast Portland Displaying Rancid Milk, Diseased Playing Cards, Defective Tampons and Pieces of the Rajneesh Compound

Out of context, a list of the items on display at the International Outbreak Museum (outbreakmuseum.com) reads like the haul from a failed dumpster-diving mission, or the inventory at a hoarder’s estate sale. Source: There Is a Museum in Northeast Portland Displaying Rancid Milk, Diseased Playing Cards, Defective Tampons and Pieces of the Rajneesh Compound

Oregon Health Authority Lifts Warning On 2 Beaches

The Oregon Health Authority lifted warnings for two popular beaches on the coast just in time for Fourth of July celebrations. Hubbard Creek Beach in Curry Source: Oregon Health Authority Lifts Warning On 2 Beaches | Jefferson Public Radio

CDC warns swimmers about ‘crypto’

Federal public health officials are urging people to take precautions to protect themselves against a microscopic parasite that can live for days in swimming pools and water playgrounds and cause severe intestinal problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report last week about the increased number of outbreaks caused by the fecal […]
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Mysterious history of high bacteria readings at Cannon Beach

A health advisory was issued on Tuesday, June 18, in Cannon Beach after fecal bacteria was discovered. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a public health advisory for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Cannon Beach. The OHA said water samples indicate raised levels of fecal bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, […]
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Rabid bat bites man in Lebanon, public health agency urges caution

Public health officials are warning residents to take precautions after a rabid bat bit someone on private property in Lebanon on Monday. Public health officials are warning residents to take precautions after a rabid bat bit someone on private property in Lebanon on Monday. The bat was sent to the Oregon State University Diagnostic Laboratory […]
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A Multnomah County Health Official Tries to Stop the Spread of HIV Via Used Needles

Needle use is up. Meth deaths are up. And HIV is on the rise again. HIV is back on the streets of Portland. It’s Kim Toevs’ job to find out why. After a five-year decrease in cases, Multnomah County is seeing a spike in HIV. County officials have diagnosed 42 new cases in the past […]
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Jackson County hit with spate of heroin overdoses

Jackson County Public Health officials issued an alert this week about a spike in nonfatal overdoses from heroin. A particularly potent batch of heroin may be in the area, or heroin could be laced with fentanyl — a potentially deadly narcotic used as pain medication and for anesthesia. Health officials said emergency departments, paramedics and […]
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Whooping cough case reported at Bend Park and Rec camp;

Letter went to parents on Friday. A case of whooping cough was reported at a Bend Park & Recreation District summer camp last week. The camper had attended two days of the weeklong camp before the illness was reported to Deschutes County Public Health on Friday, said Julie Brown, the park district’s communication director. About […]
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Oregon DEQ upset by EPA rollback of air quality rules

Attorney general to join other states in challenge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement of its Affordable Clean Energy Rule “is one of Washington D.C.’s biggest pollution rollbacks to date,” the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. “The rule will interfere with states’ ability to protect public health and the environment,” the agency […]
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Spike in Multnomah County HIV cases tied to drug use

Oregon is seeing its largest HIV outbreak in several years and Multnomah County seems to be the epicenter. Public health officials reported Thursday that 42 people who either inject drugs into their bodies or had sex with people who do have been diagnosed with HIV in the last 18 months. About half had recent enough […]
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