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May 26, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County health officials agreed Tuesday to review the removal of Dr. Shirley Fannin from her longtime post as the director of Los Angeles County's disease control programs. The outspoken Fannin, who directed public health fights against sexually communicable diseases, measles and tuberculosis, received notice from top department officials Friday that she was being transferred. News of the move did not reach the health community until Tuesday.
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February 9, 1997 | Warren Olney, Warren Olney is the host of "Which Way L.A.?" a daily public-interest radio show on KCRW
Los Angeles County may be in the grip of a continuing epidemic of tuberculosis. Then again, it may not. Nobody knows for sure, according to the county's director of communicable disease control, Dr. Shirley L. Fannin. The problem is not that TB isn't treatable. In fact, it's curable--if detected early enough and people conclude their required treatment. But, because of cutbacks and disorganization, Fannin says, she has lost track of the infected population.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County health officials agreed Tuesday to review the removal of Dr. Shirley Fannin from her longtime post as the director of Los Angeles County's disease control programs. The outspoken Fannin, who directed public health fights against sexually communicable diseases, measles and tuberculosis, received notice from top department officials Friday that she was being transferred. News of the move did not reach the health community until Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County health officials agreed Tuesday to review the removal of Dr. Shirley Fannin from her longtime post as the director of Los Angeles County's disease control programs. The outspoken Fannin, who directed public health fights against sexually communicable diseases, measles and tuberculosis, received notice from top department officials Friday that she was being transferred. News of the move did not reach the health community until Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County health official Thursday told a Senate panel that her office was unable to get needed federal help during the measles epidemic that has claimed more than 40 lives in Southern California. The official, Dr. Shirley Fannin of the county Department of Health Services, added that the Bush Administration's recent request for a $40-million increase in funding for public vaccination programs is inadequate to head off future outbreaks of childhood illnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials do not expect to find many new cholera cases among passengers and crew members who took a Feb. 14 flight from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles because the incubation period has passed, a top Los Angeles health official said Saturday. "We can't say that nobody who is presently ill might not have complications," said Dr. Shirley Fannin, director of disease control for the county's Department of Health Services. "I will not say that there will not be another death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
The physician in charge of disease control programs for Los Angeles County has accused county health administrators of concentrating on public relations "puffery" while botching efforts to contain epidemics. In a scorching attack on the county Department of Health Services, veteran epidemiologist Dr. Shirley Fannin charges that for two straight years health officials fumbled programs to control venereal disease outbreaks.
OPINION
February 9, 1997 | Warren Olney, Warren Olney is the host of "Which Way L.A.?" a daily public-interest radio show on KCRW
Los Angeles County may be in the grip of a continuing epidemic of tuberculosis. Then again, it may not. Nobody knows for sure, according to the county's director of communicable disease control, Dr. Shirley L. Fannin. The problem is not that TB isn't treatable. In fact, it's curable--if detected early enough and people conclude their required treatment. But, because of cutbacks and disorganization, Fannin says, she has lost track of the infected population.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all seemed too good to be true. A candle to bring me the love of my life? A prayer to bring me success? Tarot cards that would tell my future? The promises of the curandera struck me as absurd. But here, in a Latino neighborhood where immigrants bring with them old customs, you don't want to dismiss them too lightly. Curanderos, or healers, practice a mix of Spanish, Native American, Greek and Arabic traditions dating to the Mayan and Incan civilizations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1993 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County health officials agreed Tuesday to review the removal of Dr. Shirley Fannin from her longtime post as the director of Los Angeles County's disease control programs. The outspoken Fannin, who directed public health fights against sexually communicable diseases, measles and tuberculosis, received notice from top department officials Friday that she was being transferred. News of the move did not reach the health community until Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials do not expect to find many new cholera cases among passengers and crew members who took a Feb. 14 flight from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles because the incubation period has passed, a top Los Angeles health official said Saturday. "We can't say that nobody who is presently ill might not have complications," said Dr. Shirley Fannin, director of disease control for the county's Department of Health Services. "I will not say that there will not be another death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County health official Thursday told a Senate panel that her office was unable to get needed federal help during the measles epidemic that has claimed more than 40 lives in Southern California. The official, Dr. Shirley Fannin of the county Department of Health Services, added that the Bush Administration's recent request for a $40-million increase in funding for public vaccination programs is inadequate to head off future outbreaks of childhood illnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1988 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, Times Staff Writer
The physician in charge of disease control programs for Los Angeles County has accused county health administrators of concentrating on public relations "puffery" while botching efforts to contain epidemics. In a scorching attack on the county Department of Health Services, veteran epidemiologist Dr. Shirley Fannin charges that for two straight years health officials fumbled programs to control venereal disease outbreaks.
NEWS
January 8, 1997 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Catching the flu is a matter of bad luck and, sometimes, a bad education about health and hygiene. Go ahead. Test your knowledge. Which of these sick people is probably contagious? A) Someone who will come down with symptoms of the flu in 12 hours. B) Someone who is feeling the first tingling of a sore throat. C) Someone who has been taking antibiotics for bronchitis for two days but is still coughing heavily. The answer? B.
NEWS
January 13, 1985
The flu season appears to be getting under way throughout California, but few cases have been reported so far in Los Angeles County, health officials said. "We're having a light year," said Dr. Shirley Fannin, head of the county health department's communicable diseases division. "We're not expecting a heavy impact."
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