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Health Topics of Interest

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Diabetes                

Diabetes is a disease marked by high blood glucose levels from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.

E. coli

E. coli is a common kind of bacteria that lives in the intestines of animals and people. There are many strains of E. coli and most do not cause serious illness.

Fight the Bite: Ticks & Mosquitoes

Learn about how you can deal with ticks and mosquitoes.

Gastroenteritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Though not caused by flu viruses, it is often called the 'stomach flu'.

Handwashing

Frequent hand washing is the first step in stopping the spread of colds, flu, and other illnesses. Access resources to help you learn and explain the importance of hand washing.

Heat Illness

Review tips for preventing heat illness and read the symptoms of heat illness.

Holiday Food Safety

Check out some frequently asked questions and helpful tips for holiday food safety.

MRSA

See how MRSA infections spread and how the infections can be treated.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis - or whooping cough - is an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis (or B. pertussis). It's characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in.

Rabies

Review frequently asked questions about rabies and access helpful outside resources.

Radon

Find out about the dangers of radon and how to stay safe around radon.

Additional Resources /Topics

Visit Health-e-Radio, the Orange County Health Department's web page for audio Public Service Announcements (PSAs).