West Nile Virus Comes to San Diego

West Nile Virus Comes to San Diego

San Diego has been and will be experiencing scattered rainfall throughout the week, which is great for our current drought; however, there are health risks that come along with it. West Nile virus was found in 11 cases in San Diego last year and is sure to recur with the recent rain we’ve had as the mosquito population is on the rise. With that in mind, we must all take certain measures to protect ourselves and our community from the almost always fatal, West Nile Virus. With the brief rainfall and a current drought, San Diegans are using any tactic to capture and store rainfall. This is a smart and important method to reserving water, but we must be aware of the dangers stagnant water can store. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and where there is one mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus, there must be more. Simply covering your water preservers can prevent mosquitoes from both breeding and spreading the disease. The following article informs San Diego residents about the signs of West Nile Virus In your neighborhood and the preventative measures that can and should be taken to protect yourself and your family. Read Full Article...
San Diego Hospital Safety

San Diego Hospital Safety

As a nonprofit dedicated to safety, we applaud the four San Diego Hospitals that received the highest possible scores for annual safety. The four hospitals include: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Grantville Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest Hospitals are considered safe havens for individuals and their communities, but it is shocking to find that only four of the thirty-five San Diego hospitals have achieved A’s in annual safety rating. San Diego hospitals were judged based on their efforts to make surgery safer, infection-control, adequate staffing to deal with safety issues, and the use of standard safety procedures. We must hold all of our hospitals to a higher standard of safety when considering the responsibility they have within our communities. We want to thank Kaiser Permanente, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center, and UCSD Medical Center for going above and beyond to take all the necessary steps to keep San Diego and San Diegans...
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