The California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.
The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus.
The night before she was diagnosed with Ebola, a Texas nurse flew back to the Dallas area from Cleveland, according to health officials who are now trying to contact the other passengers.
The Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.
The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.
Health officials have confirmed the Bay Area’s first two cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 in Alameda County Thursday morning.
Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
An HIV-positive man in San Diego is facing charges of intentionally infecting at least two dozen other men with the virus that causes AIDS.
Five residents of Santa Clara County have been infected with the West Nile virus, including two who developed the severe neuroinvasive form that can lead to death.
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.