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Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park (CBS)

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

Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park (CBS)

Up To 10,000 Yosemite Visitors At Risk Of Hantavirus

Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.

08/31/2012

A deer mouse. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2 More Yosemite Visitors Get Hantavirus, 91 Cabins To Close

Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six.

08/30/2012

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats Denied

Four Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.

08/22/2012

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Aggressive Strain Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Surfacing In Bay Area

Doctors in San Francisco are asking parents to look out for an aggressive virus among children. The city has seen several cases of a new strand of hand, foot and mouth disease.

04/19/2012

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

Flu vaccine (CBS)

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

Jefferson Award Winner Richard Gillette (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Bay Area Children Set Sail

For sailing free expeditions with thousands of Bay Area children, this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Richard Gillette.

01/04/2012

School nurse gives student vaccination. (AP)

Whooping Cough On The Rise Again In Contra Costa County

After infections hit a record high last year, whooping cough is on the rise again in Contra Costa County.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/04/2011

Walker Creek Ranch, Marin County

Marin County Camp Outbreak Confirmed As Norovirus

A norovirus outbreak that sickened 75 students and adults at Walker Creek Ranch last week has been traced to a student who was exposed to the virus before arriving at the west Marin County outdoor education school.

CBS San Francisco–02/08/2011

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