Hector Amezcua/hamezcua@sacbee.com

Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County’s public health officer, examines a specimen at the Sacramento County public health laboratory with Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, public health laboratory director, and Sheri Tomkins, right, a public health microbiologist, earlier this month. Kasirye is in charge of keeping residents healthy, following flu trends and providing outreach to communities on health matters.

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