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Mono-Gram - Air Quality in Mammoth Unhealthy for All This Afternoon

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Air Quality in Mammoth Unhealthy for All This Afternoon

 

The latest concentration of particulate matter in our air as reported at 3:18 PM by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District in Mammoth Lakes is 291.9 ug/m2. This smoke continues to be from the Empire Fire burning in Yosemite National Park. This level of pollution is unhealthy for all persons.

How Does particulate matter Affect Our Health?

Mono-Gram - Smoke Health Advisory 8/8/17

 

August 8, 2017, 9 PM, Health Advisory sent by the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District

 

Stage 1 Health Advisory

Affected Communities: Mammoth Lakes

Smoke Source: Multiple lightning-caused wildfires in Yosemite National Park

Based on air pollution levels at the Mammoth Lakes PM10 monitor from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm PDT on August 8, 2017 a Stage 1 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for the town of Mammoth Lakes. The Mammoth Lakes monitor recorded PM10 levels between 101 and 140 μg/m³.

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Mono-Gram - Hantavirus CDPH

News Release CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

CDPH Urges Caution on How to Avoid Hantavirus following  Diagnosis in Northern California Man
 
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds individuals to take precautions when entering cabins, trailers and other buildings that may be infested with rodents after the recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in a Northern California man.
 

Mono-Gram - Hantavirus, Relapsing fever, and Rabies

 

Avoid “All Creatures Great and Small”!*

*mice, ticks, bats and mosquitoes

 

It has been an interesting summer so far in Mono County. Here is a quick rundown, with links to more information:

Mono-Gram - Hantavirus 4/19/2017

 

It’s That Time of Year – Be Hantavirus Aware

 

Mono-Gram - Flu Update 4/4/17

 

Flu: “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”

 

Although levels of flu-like activity continue to decrease both nationally and statewide, the levels in Mono County, as measured by activity in the Sierra Park Clinics, continue above expected levels for this time of year (as of Saturday April 1st – not an April Fool’s joke!)

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Mono-Gram - Flu Update 2/21/2017

 

Flu Still Widespread – Vaccine Effectiveness 50%

 

US flu markers are still climbing steadily, with the virus linked to nine more deaths in children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday in its weekly update.

The percentage of clinic visits for flulike illness has now been above the national baseline for 9 consecutive weeks. Last week the level rose to 5.2%, up from 4.8% reported the week before.

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Mono-Gram - Flu Update 1/17/2017

Steep Rise in Flu Cases Locally and Statewide

A few weeks ago we reported all signs pointing to the beginning of a severe influenza season, and evidence continues to confirm that initial impression.

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Mono-Gram - A Reason to Have a Plan – Potential for Flooding 1/06/2017

 

A Reason to Have a Plan – Potential for Flooding

 

By now, you have probably seen all the warnings about an “atmospheric river” heading our way. Sorry if this is a duplication, but better several notifications rather than none!

First, here is the link to the alert from the Town of Mammoth Lakes:

http://www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=421

Attached is the alert from Mono County.

Mono-Gram - It’s Not Too Late, But Why Are You Waiting?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It’s Not Too Late, But Why Are You Waiting?

 

It’s that time of year again. During the holidays, families travel, and give the gift that keeps on giving -the flu!

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