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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

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

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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9th Yosemite Park Hantavirus Case Reported

The National Park Service has said a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus.

09/13/2012

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East Oakland Pharmacy Part Of Pilot Program Offering Free HIV Tests

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.

06/26/2012

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Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention Measures

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.

05/29/2012

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Rare Brain Illness Kills San Rafael Woman; 2nd Marin Case Diagnosed

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.’

02/09/2012

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HealthWatch: Flu Season Still A Threat Despite Mild Start

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.

01/27/2012

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Stanford Doctor Applauds HPV Vaccine Recommendations

A government panel is recommending that young boys also get the controversial HPV shot. That’s the vaccine now given to girls to prevent cervical cancer.

10/25/2011

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