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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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San Francisco International Airport Gets MERS Warning After 2nd Case Of Deadly Virus In U.S.

San Francisco International Airport is one of 22 U.S. airports to receive notice of a potentially deadly respiratory virus from the Middle East after a second case was confirmed in the U.S.

05/14/2014

Lisa Moorish poses for photographs after getting tested for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C to promote getting tested ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2009 (19th May 2009) on the first ever GET TESTED! bus at Leicester Square on May 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Credit Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Liver Virus Concerns Prompt Communities To Declare National Hepatitis Testing Day On Monday, May 19th

It’s a virus 100 times more infectious than HIV, that can live for a week outside the body on razors and toothbrushes, that destroys the liver through cirrhosis and cancer, and doctors and patients may not even realize it’s there until it kills the host, and infects others.

05/13/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Many people these days are participating in ‘tough mudders’ to stay fit in a fun way. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/07/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

Dr. Jason Greenspan (L) and emergency room nurse Junizar Manansala care for a patient in the ER of Mission Community Hospital where doctors held a press conference outside on a class action lawsuit against the state of California by a coalition of emergency room physicians claiming that without additional funding, the entire emergency healthcare system is on the verge of collapse on January 28, 2009 in Panorama City, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Potentially Lethal Valley Fever Rate Doubles In California

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.

09/11/2013

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First Bay Area Flu-Related Death Reported In Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.

01/17/2013

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CDC Reporting High Levels Of Flu Across Much Of U.S.

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.

01/04/2013

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Ukiah Clinic Received Recalled Shots Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

‘Hot Spots’ Sprayed After 2nd West Nile Case Reported In CoCo County

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.

09/14/2012

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