Friday, June 15, 2007

Health Advisory: Raw Sewage Spill into Water

Beach Closure for Venice Beach and Dockweiler Beach. From Ballona Creek to 1/4 mile north and 1/4 mile south of the creek. This closure is the result of a sewage spill into Ballona Creek!

"A beach is closed anytime there is a known sewage or chemical spill impacting ocean waters. Water contact may cause someone to become ill. When a beach is closed, the Department of Public Health advises beach users to avoid all contact with ocean water in the closure area and where closure signs are posted."

Advisories were last updated at: 06/14/2007 5:09 PM

2,400 gallons of raw sewage had entered Ballona Creek! The beaches are still open for recreational use but visitors are warned to stay out of the water. Dr. Jonathan Fielding the county's public health director advised.

Contact Information for the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors:

Zev Yaroslavsky
Supervisor, Third District
Population: 2,007,966
Square Miles: 432
Room 821
Fax #: 213-625-7360

Gloria Molina
Supervisor, First District
Population: 2,064,922
Square Miles: 228
Room 856
Fax #: 213-613-1739

Yvonne B. Burke
Supervisor, Second District
Population: 2,055,135
Square Miles: 158
Room 866
Fax #: 213-680-3283

Don Knabe
Supervisor, Fourth District
Population: 1,986,314
Square Miles: 428
Room 822
Fax #: 213-626-6941

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D Antonovich

Public Health, Department of - Morbidity Unit
313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. 212, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7941
Fax (213) 482-4856
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Reduces the incidence of communicable disease (other than TB, STDs, and AIDS) in Los Angeles County through prevention, surveillance, and outbreak control. Ongoing goals are:

• Conduct surveillance for more than 60 diseases/syndromes and outbreak investigations.
• Set policy and make procedure recommendations related to infectious and communicable diseases.
• Serve as a consultant to the medical community on issue of communicable and infectious diseases as well as provide professional education.
• Educate and address inquiries of the news media on communicable diseases.

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