SLO County Health Department launches mobile food inspection site

FLU SEASON AND WHY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT'S AN ESPECIALLY BAD ONE AND THE NEW WEBSITE THAT MAKES IT EASIER TO CHECK A RESTAURANT'S HEALTH INSPECTION REPORTS — AT SIX #### >>> FINALLY TONIGHT, AN UPDATE ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU EARLIER THIS YEAR MICHAEL BORENSTEIN IS A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WHO WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IT'S CALLED "SURVIVOR'S CLUB

" KRISTEN DAHLGREN HAS MORE >> Reporter: AUTHOR MICHAEL BORENSTEIN IN AN EMOTIONAL RETURN TO AUSCHWITZ 72 YEARS AFTER HE WAS LIBERATED AS A 4-YEAR-OLD THAT'S HIM IN THIS VIDEO >> WE ARE SO LUCKY TO BE ALIVE >> Reporter: WHEN WE LAST SAW HIM BORENSTEIN'S BOOK "SURVIVOR'S CLUB" CONNECTED HIM TO TWO WOMEN WHO WERE AT HIS SIDE AS CHILDREN

>> I JUST WANT TO HUG YOU GUYS CAN WE HUG? >> Reporter: ONLY 52 CHILDREN UNDER 8 SURVIVED THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP NOW MICHAEL HAS MET EVEN MORE AT A BOOK EVENT IN DETROIT, SAUL SCHULMAN >> I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SPECIAL TO SEE SOMEONE ACTUALLY WHO WAS EVEN YOUNGER THAN ME

>> Reporter: HE WAS 6 WHEN BOTH HE AND MICHAEL WERE HIDING PROBABLY FEET APART IN THE INFIRMARY >> JEWISH SOLDIERS WOULD COME IN PERIODICALLY AND YELL FOR EVERYONE TO GO OUT I DECIDED AS LONG AS I COULD STAY HERE, I WILL >> Reporter: LIKE MICHAEL, IT WAS A DECISION THAT LIKELY SAVED HIS LIFE >> I DIDN'T EXPECT TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO WAS THERE IN THE INFIRMARY WITH ME

>> Reporter: HE'S MET FOUR OTHER SURVIVORS >> I'M A SURVIVOR, TOO >> Reporter: AND MICHAEL'S RESEARCH HAS BROUGHT HIM SOMETHING ELSE — THE ONLY PHOTOGRAPHF HIS BROTHER WHO WAS KILLED >> HE LOOKS JUST LIKE YOU >> YES

I DON'T WANT TO FORGET THE PAST, BUT I DEFINITELY WANT TO HAVE CLOSURE AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND BE OPTIMISTIC >> Reporter: OPTIMISM THAT EVEN THE WORST OF TIMES CAN SOMETIMES LEAD TO THE INCREDIBLE KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS, NORTH CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY >>> WE APPRECIATE YOU SPENDING PART OF YOUR EVENING WITH US THAT'S "NIGHTLY NEWS" FOR THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

I'M CRAIG MELVIN IN FOR LESTER FOR ALL OF US HERE AT NBC NEWS, THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND GOOD NIGHT RIGHT NOW ON KSBY NEWS AT SIX IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS FLU SEASON IS IN FULL SWING ON THE CENTRAL COAST

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK PLUS WHAT TURNED THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH INTO A LAND OF DISAPPOINTMENT FOR SOME DISNEY VISITORS TODAY

### AND IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED THE ELEPHANT SEALS AT PIEDRAS BLANCAS LATELY WE'LL TELL YOU WHY NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO GO ### GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR KSBY NEWS AT SIX I'M SCOTT DANIELS CARINA CORRAL HAS THE NIGHT OFF

HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ACROSS THE CENTRAL COAST ARE SEEING AN INFLUX IN PATIENTS WITH THE FLU KSBY REPORTER FABIOLA RAMIREZ IS LIVE IN THE KSBY BREAKROOM WITH THE STORY BIOLA, WHAT ARE DOCTORS TELLING YOU? DOCTORS STRESS THAT IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO BE DILIGENT ABOUT WASHING THEIR HANDS AND KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR THE SIGNS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE AND IF YOU ARE ALREADY SICK USE A MASK TO NOT EXPOSE OTHERS

PHYSICIANS ARE KEEPING BUSY, AS THE FLU HAS HIT WITH FULL FORCE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY Penny Borenstein – SLO County Health Officer "We are seeing a lot of influenza right now, often it doesn't peek until later January, February but if this isn't the peak we are in for a really bad year HEALTH WORKERS ARE SEEING AN AWFUL LOT OF CASES RIGHT NOW AND THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF SAYS DOCTOR JON LEPP IS TO GET THE VACCINATION "It decrease complications from the flu, it decreases the severity of the symptoms" AND IF YOU START TO FEEL THOSE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS COMING ON Jon Lepp – Physician at Family &Industrial Medical Center "High fever, really really bad body aches, headaches, conjestion, get in quickly to see you doctor, it's important to get treatment really early, if you are not treated within 40 hours the effectiveness of the treatment is pretty limited" THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOT IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS

AS THE VIRUS CAN BRING DEADLY CONSEQUENCES "The range of deaths in the united states alone from influenza can be somewhere around 30-thousand to a 100-thousand people who might die in a given year" COMMON HYGIENE IS ESSENTIAL SAY PHYSICIANS AND IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK STAY HOME

"If you do have a fever, I'd at least stay home for 24-hours after developing the fever, but it's how infections spread, you know if you come to work and you are coughing all over me and shaking hand with me, there is a high probability that you are going to get me sick as well" HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SAY PEOPLE CAN STILL GET SICK AFTER BEING VACCINATED BUT THE SYMPTOMS ARE NOT AS BAD IN SAN LUIS OBISPO FABIOLA RAMIREZ KSBY NEWS THANK YOU FABIOLA IT'S STILL NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT

JUST TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ABOUT GETTING ONE ### AN UPDATE NOW ON THE THOMAS FIRE IT CONTINUES TO HOLD STEADY AT 281-THOUSAND-620 ACRES CONTAINMENT HAS INCREASED TO 89-PERCENT FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE FIRE REMAINS UNCONTROLLED ONLY IN REMOTE FORESTED AREAS IN THE NORTHERN EDGES OF THE BURN AREA IN SANTA BARBARA AND VENTURA COUNTIES

FULL CONTAINMENT IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS FEWER THAN 700 FIREFIGHTERS CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE FIRE ### > RED CROSS CASE WORKERS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP CONNECT RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE THOMAS FIRE WITH RECOVERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS RESIDENTS CAN VISIT THE RED CROSS CENTER IN SANTA BARBARA ON DECEMBER 31ST FROM 10 TO 5 THERE WILL ALSO BE A CENTER SET UP AT THE VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION FROM NOW THROUGH THE 31ST AND IN SANTA PAULA AT THE PALAZZIO EVENT CENTER ON DECEMBER 27TH

### UNITED BLOOD SERVICES IS HOSTING ITS 31ST ANNUAL "GIFT OF LIF BLOOD DRIVE RIGHT NOW THROUGH JANUARY 5TH > DONORS CAN VISIT U-B-S BLOOD BANK LOCATIONS ON BROAD STREET IN SAN LUIS OBISPO advance OR ON BROADWAY IN SANTA MARIA advance YOU CAN ALSO VISIT A MOBILE DRIVE AT THE PASO ROBLES WALMART TOMORROW AND JANUARY 2ND THROUGH THE 4TH advance ALL DONORS RECEIVE A LUNCH CERTIFICATE TO MCLINTOCK'S SALOON

### IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN THE BACK OF THE KITCHEN OF YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT NOW THE ANSWER IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS KSBY NEWS REPORTER ANGEL RUSSELL JOINS US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN SAN LUIS OBISPO

ANGEL HOW DOES THIS WORK? SCOTT, IT'S NOT AN APPBUT it's a SITE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR SMART PHONESIT'S CALLED EATSAFESLO

ORG THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED THIS SITE TO GIVE PEOPLE EASIER ACCESS TO HEALTH INSPECTION REPORTS ON THEIR PHONE FROM THE GOOD TO THE BADYOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT ALLBEFORE WALKING THROUGH RESTAURANT DOORS S2 " There's been some questionable places when you walk in and you're like 'oh, I wonder what their rating is' NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO WONDER

SLO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A SITE SPECIFICALLY FOR MOBILE PHONES TO SEE HOW LOCAL RESTAURANTS FARE IN THEIR CHECK-UPS S4 " I it makes since to have that kind of thing available so that you can check in on the establishment that you're going into and feel comfortable" ON EATSAFESLO

ORG YOU CAN SEARCH FOR A RESTAURANTOR SELECT ONE ON THE MAP CLICK ON ITAND YOU'LL SEE ITS HISTORY OF INSPECTIONS

INCLUDING HOW MANY CRITICAL AND NON-CRITICAL VIOLATIONS ITS HAD IN THE PAST S1 " I feel like it'll make them feel more comfortable, to see that its not just us that think we are clean, it's the actual state that thinks we are clean" BUT RESTAURANT WORKERS SAY

DON'T LET THE HEALTH REPORTS SCARE YOU AWAY S6 " As long as they are seeing it as a tool and not the absolute truth, just looking at it with that grain of salt that maybe there's more information out there then what they are reading" S8 " All in all, I think its a good thing" SLO LOCALS SCOTT AND TERESA BRUCE SAY WHILE THE SITE WILL BE HELPFUL THEY ALSO THINK THE BEST SOURCE OF INFORMATION

IS just TRYING THE PLACE YOURSELF S11 " If there's some place you like to eat, just go eat there You'll find out if the food is no good" THE SITE ALSO LETS YOU BE A HEALTH DETECTIVEIF YOU FIND PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE, IT LINKS YOU ON HOW TO CONTACT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LIVE AND LOCAL AR KSBY NEWS THE RESTUARANTS THAT HAVE A STAR NEXT TO THEIR NAMES ARE THOSE THAT HAVE SCORED CONSITENTLY OVER 90 PERCENT ON THEIR HEALTH

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