With Families Returning Home After Mudslides, Worries Turn To Diseases That Were Left Behind
"We know that there's high bacteria levels and bacteria, and I’m more concerned about bacteria than anything else, quite honestly," said Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Deputy Director Susan Klein-Rothschild. Meanwhile, Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation specialists are donating care to low-income families affected by the Thomas Fire.
As Families Return To Montecito Homes, Disease Threat From Mud Persists
Montecito residents who had been evacuated from neighborhoods overrun by mud Jan. 9 were cleared to return home this week. But families returning to intact houses might still have to deal with a layer of mud in their yards, and unhealthy substances the mud picked up in its path. (McNary, 1/30)
Ventura County Star:
Dental, Eye Care Available For Young Fire Victims
Free dental and vision care services are available to children of low-income families who have been affected by the Thomas Fire. The free services include exams, X-rays, glasses, root canals, endodontics, periodontics, extractions, crowns, fillings, cleanings, and occasionally braces for medical reasons. The services will be donated by the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation’s professional oral health and vision care specialists from throughout Ventura County. (1/30)