public health

Blue-green algae advisories

Authorities issue health advisory for Lake Billy Chinook, Drews Reservoir (Oregonian, 6/30/2017)

Toxins found in Lake Billy Chinook (Bend Bulletin, 6/30/2017)

Algae blooms in Oregon (2012) Oregon Health Authority

Dog safety alert (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance

Lead contamination

Six West Salem businesses closed due to high levels of lead dust (Statesman Journal, 3/24/2017)

State agencies were too slow to announce lead contamination at West Salem business (Statesman Journal, 3/25/2017)

How a tiny change allowed kids to use a lead-polluted Salem factory (Oregonian, 3/24/2017)

Frequently asked questions (2011) Oregon Department of Human Services, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Impact of environmental exposures in Oregon : childhood lead poisoning (2011) Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Public Health Division, Office of Environmental Public Health

Meningitis in Oregon

Oregon State student receiving treatment for meningitis, the university’s 3rd case in 4 months (Oregonian, 3/2/17)

Outbreak declared at OSU (Democrat Herald, 3/2/17)

meningitis1Neisseria meningitidis surveillance report (annual) Oregon Health Authority Center for Public Health Practice

meningitis2-jpgMeningococcus serogroup B : still there, still dangerous (part of serial) Oregon Health Authority Office of Communicable Disease and Epidemiology