California Department of Public Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two more flu-related deaths were recorded in Santa Clara County on Friday as state Department of Public Health officials confirmed there have been 50 more influenza deaths throughout the state as of last week.
This season’s H1N1 influenza strain is challenging and is affecting young adults and children, said Dr. Gil Chavez, the state’s epidemiologist and deputy director of its Center for Infectious Diseases.
Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland has been fined for procedural errors the California Department of Public Health says led to a patient’s death.
Three Bay Area hospitals have been fined a combined $225,000 by the California Department of Public Health for infractions that could have caused serious injury or death to patients.
Two dead birds found in San Mateo have tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced on Tuesday.
Federal regulators say California’s Department of Public Health failed to spend $455 million meant to improve drinking water infrastructure—at a time when thousands rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.