Epidemic

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fear Of Ebola Dominates While Influenza Kills Thousands A Year In U.S.; Only Half Of Population Gets Flu Shot

There are plenty of fears floating around surrounding the Ebola virus, but flu season is coming up and many people don’t seem to be all that worried and often do not take precautions against it that are available.

11/03/2014

Mount Sinai Health Systems demonstrates the proper technique for donning and removing protective gear during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.  (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

UC Medical Centers Declared Priority Hospitals For Ebola Care

Five University of California medical centers, including one at University of California at San Francisco, are now considered priority hospitals to treat confirmed Ebola cases in California.

10/25/2014

Texas Health Presbyterian.

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

10/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senators Boxer, Feinstein Urge Ebola Preparedness At State Hospitals

California’s two senators are asking trade groups representing the state’s hospitals to make sure their members have protocols in place should a patient with Ebola walk through their doors.

10/03/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Probe How UC Berkeley, Other Colleges Handle Reports Of Sexual Assaults

UC Berkeley is among more than 50 colleges being investigated for how they handle reports of sexual assaults on their campuses.

04/23/2014

Baby Pigs.

Bacon Prices On The Rise As Virus Killing Millions Of Baby Pigs In U.S.

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

04/08/2014

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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

tuberculosis, chest x-ray

Bay Area Health Officials Call Attention To High TB Rates

Bay Area health leaders held a joint news conference in San Jose Thursday to raise awareness about tuberculosis, and the fact that we have one of the highest TB rates of any metropolitan area in the country.

03/22/2012

aids walk 2011

San Francisco AIDS Walk Proves To Be Major Success

Sunday’s AIDS Walk San Francisco raised more than $3 million and has raised more than $77 million since it started in 1987.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

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