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(Santa Clara Vector Control)

How To Identify Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito As Invasive Species Spreads In Bay Area

As dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.

04/14/2014

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Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands. Simple enough, right? Stanford researchers have found the word isn’t spreading enough in the developing world.

04/14/2014

university of california, berkeley

Cal Student Found With Measles Attended Class Last Week

The student, who attended classes the week of March 31, was diagnosed on Friday.

04/05/2014

UC Berkeley

Relatives Of Infected UC Berkeley Student Diagnosed With Measles

Two relatives of a University of California at Berkeley student who contracted measles earlier this month have also caught the disease, Contra Costa County health officials said.

02/28/2014

An adult deer tick. (USDA)

Ticks Carrying Lyme-Like, Mystery Bacteria Found In Bay Area Parks

A newly-discovered mystery bacteria with unknown health effects is being carried by ticks and found in Bay Area parks, according to a Stanford University study.

02/18/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea

A San Francisco health sub-committee recommends the city hand out free crack pipes as a means of slowing the spread of AIDS. They say the controversial idea is not new, and is already successful in other countries. No surprise that not everyone agrees.

01/24/2014

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

Yellow Fever Mosquito Detected In California

A mosquito found in a residential area of Menlo Park tested positive for yellow fever.

10/15/2013

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200 Students To Be Tested For Tuberculosis At Antioch School

Authorities say some 200 students at a Contra Costa County high school will be tested for tuberculosis this week after one of their classmates tested positive for the infectious disease.

04/09/2013

A bat.  (Source: LACounty.gov)

Contra Costa County Man’s Death Confirmed To Be From Rabid Bat

Health officials have confirmed that a 34-year-old man’s death in July stemmed from his contact with a rabid bat in Contra Costa County earlier this year.

10/05/2012

Patrick Willis #52, NaVorro Bowman #53 and Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers tackle Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions during the second quarter of the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study Finds Elevated Brain Disease Risk For NFL Veterans; League Donates $30M For Research

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

09/05/2012

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