Second Cardiomyopathy Death Linked To Heart Disease Cluster In Ventura
Public officials are investigating commonalities in the 12 cases, but they have yet to pinpoint a cause.
The Ventura County Star:
Second County Death Linked To Heart Disease Cluster
A second death in Ventura County has been attributed to cardiomyopathy, part of a cluster of 12 illnesses linked to the heart condition, a public health official said. Dr. Robert Levin, Ventura County's public health officer, revealed few details of the death Wednesday except to say it happened in mid-December. The link to cardiomyopathy was confirmed late Monday. (Kisken, 3/23)
Elsewhere in the state —
Kern County Health Officials Warn Of Salmonella Risk From Illegal Cheese
Public health officials have a pretty good idea of where "illegal" cheese is coming from, but they're trying to track down the exact source. In Kern County, seven people have gotten sick from eating cheese linked to homemade, soft, Mexican-style cheese. Overall, 50 people in the state have been affected. (Ferguson, 3/23)