A federal panel has given a weak endorsement to two expensive new meningitis shots, declining to recommend the vaccines for all teens and leaving the decision to parents and doctors.
The San Francisco Health Department is changing its recommendations for meningococcal vaccinations, aiming their suggestions at some gay men after a recent meningitis outbreak in New York City.
A pharmacy called New England Compounding Center is under criminal investigation. Last fall, it shipped 17,000 vials of a contaminated steroid to 23 states, including California.
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.
San Francisco health officials are advising some gay men to consider vaccination against meningitis if they have recently traveled or plan to travel to New York City.
Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
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.
The National Association of School Nurses has started a campaign to spread awareness and prevent a rare, but deadly disease.
Palo Alto 5th grade teacher George Flath taught class on Friday, then his cold and flu-like symptoms apparently developed into a severe infection, and he died Sunday at the hospital.