California Department of Public Health
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.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Marin County.
California health officials are warning consumers not to eat black licorice twist candies made by Red Vines because they contain too much lead.
Food and herbs allegedly contaminated by a rodent infestation were seized from the Fremont warehouse of a natural food company on Tuesday, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Four Bay Area hospitals were issued a total of $275,000 in penalties by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with policies and administrative errors that could have resulted in serious injury or death, the state agency announced Friday.