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Shigellosis Bacteria

SF Public Health Officials Report Spike In Diarrhea-Inducing Shigella Bacterial Disease Cases

San Franciscans this month have experienced a significant increase in the number of cases of shigellosis, an intestinal bacterial disease, city Department of Public Health officials said on Friday.

12/26/2014

Caramel Apple (credit: Chow.com)

Listeria Linked to Caramel Apple Deaths In California, Other States

Illness and death followed a strain of bad caramel apples in several states…

12/19/2014

California Highway Patrol generic

CHP Arrests Man Accused Of Filming Bikers Harassing Officer On I-680 In Milpitas

Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway.

10/30/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued Rules

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.

10/27/2014

Ebola Research

California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information Hotline

State health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.

10/22/2014

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320. (Laurent Errera/Wikimedia Commons)

2nd Ebola Patient Flew Day Before Testing Positive; 132 Passengers Now Being Contacted

The night before she was diagnosed with Ebola, a Texas nurse flew back to the Dallas area from Cleveland, according to health officials who are now trying to contact the other passengers.

10/15/2014

Texas Health Presbyterian.

2nd Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola; More Cases Possible

The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.

10/15/2014

Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-Free

A patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.

10/14/2014