California Department of Public Health

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

Measles Outbreak Grows To 95 Cases, 10 Cases In Bay Area

The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that the measles outbreak that started in Southern California has grown to 95 cases in eight states and Mexico.

01/29/2015

A bottle of influenza vaccine is seen in the MinuteClinic at the CVS/pharmacy on January 6, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2013-2014 influenza season is starting to take off in the United States, with more than half the country reporting widespread cases of flu activity, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bay Area Sees Spike In Flu Cases, 4 Deaths Reported

Cases of influenza are on the rise, and the California Department of Public Health announced that there have been four flu-related deaths in the Bay Area.

01/16/2015

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26 Measles Cases Tied To Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Parks

The new cases of measles confirmed Monday bring the total to 26 people in 4 states, with 22 patients from California.

01/13/2015

Liberian health workers don full protection outfits at an NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanford Surgeon Under ‘Modified Quarantine’ In San Mateo County After Returning From Liberia

A Stanford surgeon has been put on modified quarantine in San Mateo County after treating Ebola patients in Liberia for the past month.

10/29/2014

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Botulism Contamination Risk In Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce

State public health officials are warning consumers not to eat Williams-Sonoma pumpkin seed pesto sauce because it may have been improperly produced and has a risk of botulism.

10/13/2014

Representatives from CDPH spoke to the media Wednesday about the patient at Kaiser South. (Credit: Peter Roney/CBS13)

Ebola Outbreak: California Patient ‘Low Risk’ For Ebola Virus, Extreme Precautions Taken Anyway

California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.

08/20/2014

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State Health Officials Warn Of Illness Linked To Sport Shellfish From Monterey, Santa Cruz Counties

State public health officials are warning the public not to eat any sport-harvested bivalve shellfish from the Monterey Bay because consumption can lead to illness or death.

04/07/2014

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Some CPMC Patients Urged To Get HIV Tests After Equipment Improperly Sterilized

Some patients at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have been warned to get tested for HIV and other infectious diseases after hospital officials learned some equipment was improperly sterilized, a hospital spokesman said Friday.

03/28/2014

A family photo of Jahi McMath before her cardiac arrest and massive blood loss, leading to brain death following a tonsillectomy. (Credit McMath Family)

Report: Oakland Hospital Complied With Regulations In Handling Of Jahi McMath Case

A report by the state Department of Public Health has found that Children’s Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in the handling of a teenage girl declared brain-dead after undergoing tonsil surgery.

03/13/2014

A dry canal near Bakersfield, CA on February 6, 2014. (David McNew.Getty Images)

Health Impacts Of Drought Already Felt In Central Valley

An oversight hearing held in Sacramento revealed some startling details on how the drought will impact access to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities around California.

02/19/2014

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