A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the annual rate of hospitalizations for valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease, has doubled over the past 12 years in California.
Santa Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.
The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.
Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Another human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Contra Costa County according to health officials, bringing the tally up to two known infections.
The National Park Service has said a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rolling out a pilot program to offer HIV tests at neighborhood pharmacies, including one in East Oakland.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.
A Marin County resident has died from – and another infected with – a brain disease related to what is sometimes incorrectly referred to as ‘mad cow disease.’
The 2011-2012 flu season is off to a slow start, but federal health experts said Friday that more activity is expected in the coming weeks.