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Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-Free

A patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.

10/14/2014

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Botulism Contamination Risk In Williams-Sonoma Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce

State public health officials are warning consumers not to eat Williams-Sonoma pumpkin seed pesto sauce because it may have been improperly produced and has a risk of botulism.

10/13/2014

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San Leandro Food Company Recalls 410 Pounds Of Beef Used In Piroshki’s

A San Leandro food company is recalling about 410 pounds of beef products because their meat filling did not meet critical cooking standards.

10/07/2014

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First Case Of Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Solano County

The California Department of Public Health reports that eight cases of EV-D68 are on record in California so far this year.

10/02/2014

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Enterovirus Outbreak Reaches California With First Children Diagnosed In SoCal

California’s first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities.

09/19/2014

Wildfire Aerial

Smoke Advisory Issued To Bay Area Residents Over Air Quality Due To Wildfires

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory to alert Bay Area residents to the potential for poor air quality due to Northern California wildfires through Monday.

09/07/2014

Whole Foods Market

Peanut, Almond Butters Sold At Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s shoppers may want to check their cupboards after peanut and almond butter sold at the stores were recalled over possible salmonella contamination.

08/19/2014

Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

An open air pit used to burn trash at a base in Iraq. (Gwen Chiaramonte)

Veterans Returning Home From Iraq, Afghanistan Point To Open Air Burn Pits As New ‘Agent Orange’

Hundreds of veterans coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling ill and many are dying of what’s being called the new “Agent Orange”: open air burn pits.

05/20/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

Indiana MERS Case Has California Doctors Taking A Closer Look At Respiratory Illnesses

Last week’s hospitalization of an Indiana man with what’s known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has California public health officials taking a closer look to see the local risk levels.

05/05/2014

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