Infection

west nile virus

Marin County Resident Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

A Marin County resident has tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the first case detected in a person in the county this year, health officials said Friday.

08/16/2013

An African clawed frog. (Stanford University)

Killer Frogs Wiping Out Amphibian Species; 1 Found In SF Golden Gate Park

A frog which carries a deadly infection that kills other amphibian species has been found in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, according to researchers.

05/15/2013

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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

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco VA Lab Faces Sanctions For Researcher’s Death

The death of a laboratory worker at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center last April prompted federal safety officials on Wednesday to announce the issuance of a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions at the lab.

02/20/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco VA Lab Shuts Down Following Researcher’s Death

A laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with.

05/03/2012

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare Bacteria Appears To Have Killed SF Researcher

Health officials are trying to determine how a rare strain of bacteria infected and apparently led to the death of a researcher at a Veteran’s Affairs infectious diseases lab in San Francisco.

05/02/2012

sea lions

Rescued Peninsula Sea Lion Put Down After Suffering Stroke

A sea lion found stuck in the mud in an East Palo Alto creek last week was euthanized Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke at the Marin County rescue center where he was being treated.

09/01/2011

(CBS)

Potentially Fatal Bacterial Outbreak At San Francisco Hospital

Two floors of California Pacific Medical Center on California Street in San Francisco were infected two weeks ago with clostridium difficile, more commonly known as “C Diff”.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/07/2011

CBS 5 HealthWatch

HealthWatch: SoCal Teen May Lose Hand To Fish Tank Infection

A teenager with a rare infection hopes doctors at National Jewish Health in Denver can save her hand.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/28/2011

California Hospitals Sue Over Reporting Infections

Despite a 3-year-old law, infections that happen during surgery are still not reported by California’s hospitals. Now a lawsuit threatens to stall the whole process.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

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