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Cal State San Bernardino student diagnosed with tuberculosis

A Cal State San Bernardino student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and in response, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health officials, in collaboration with the university, will be sending out notifications to students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to the illness. The student, who lives off campus and attended classes at the San Bernardino campus, is receiving treatment and is expected to recover, but will not return to school until medical clearance is issued by the health department. The student is not being identified due to confidentiality requirements. San Bernardino County Department of Public Health’s Communicable Disease Section (CDS) officials, working with the university, are in the process of notifying about 400 individuals who may have been exposed during the months of April through August. Individuals contacted by DPH need to be screened for TB infection. Those who do not receive notifications are not considered to be at risk of exposure. “If you are identified by our county, it’s very important to get tested. Testing helps catch TB infections early and treatments are available,” said Dr. Richelle Marracino, CSUSB Student…

San Bernardino’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy to begin in October

The Neighborhood Association Council of San Bernardino is partnering with the City of San Bernardino to provide a Neighborhood Leadership Academy for city residents who want to make a difference in their communities.  The Leadership Academy is a free six weeks course focusing on grass-roots practical guides to community organizing and finding simple solutions to address neighborhood/community concerns.  Participants must be residents of San Bernardino, be 18 years of age or above, and have a desire to work as a team to complete a community project in one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods.  Instruction is provided by individuals with expertise in community engagement and organizing, healthy communities, media, and grant writing.  Attendees will also participate in a Neighborhood Discovery Tour to learn about the neighborhoods where they will work with residents to complete a community project.  “Many city residents want to give back to their community, but often don’t know how to get started”, stated Amelia Lopez, President of the Neighborhood Association Council. “The Leadership Academy gives them the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills and to work side by side with their neighbors…

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