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3 years 8 months ago

Flu season is here

The El Paso County Health Department says all indications show the spread of influenza is underway. Locally six people have been hospitalized, and more and more lab tests are coming back with positive results for the illness. Dr. Bernadette Albanese, the health department's medical director, says it's going to...

4 years 6 months ago

Out of date: is it safe?

How fresh is the food you buy? We shopped around at some local supermarkets and found various food items with expired dates, dents and broken seals. Suprisingly enough, most of it is legal to sell. Dr. Bernadette Albanese of the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment says...

4 years 11 months ago

H1N1 swine flu vaccine priority groups

As the impact of H1N1 swine flu continues spreading there are a lot people anxious to get immunized. Health department leaders want to emphasize that the first shipments are for groups considered high risk. The high priority groups are: health care workers and first responders, pregnant women, caregivers for...

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