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Two head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) crawl on a piece of paper after having been removed from the hair of a little boy June 22, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Summer weather in Central Europe typically brings with it cases of head lice in schoolchildren. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Specialist Claims Selfies Causing Spike In Lice Cases

That’s the claim of Bay Area lice-treatment expert Marcy McQuillan, who runs Nitless Noggins lice-treatment centers in Los Gatos and Scotts Valley. McQuillan claims a recent spike in lice transmissions is attributable to the photo phenomenon.

02/25/2014

Patrons of Burma Superstar in San Francisco read about an e.coli outbreak that closed the restaurant on August 30, 2013. (CBS)

E. Coli Outbreak Traced To Popular San Francisco Restaurant

Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health said Friday that the source of a recent E. coli outbreak has been traced to a popular restaurant in the city’s Richmond District.

08/30/2013

Way back when, Whole Foods was one lonely store in 1980, and also home sweet home to owners John Mackey and Rene Lawson. They even used the dishwasher as a shower. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fatal Outbreak Of Listeria Prompts ‘Les Freres’ Cheese Recall At Bay Area Whole Foods Stores

Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one.

07/05/2013

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Insider Speaks Out On Meningitis Outbreak That Impacted Californians

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.

03/07/2013

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Concord Deli Reopens After 45 Become Ill With Norovirus

A Concord deli reopened Thursday morning after a county health department ordered it closed for 24 hours when about 45 people caught the norovirus spread by employees, the director of the Contra Costa County Department of Environmental Health said.

01/31/2013

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2 Die After Norovirus Breaks Out In Marin County

Marin County officials say two elderly residents have died following an outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus that sickened nearly 60 people at a senior care center.

01/04/2013

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Ukiah Clinic Received Recalled Shots Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Federal officials say four California clinics, including one in Mendocino County, received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

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113 Monterey-Area Students Sent Home Over Possible Norovirus

A Monterey-area middle school sent 113 students home after a suspected norovirus outbreak, and county health officials are investigating the cause.

03/09/2012

A maintenance worker at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory cleans the campus after nearly 200 students came down with the stomach flu on January 31, 2012. (CBS)

SF’s St. Ignatius Prep To Stay Closed Due To Stomach Flu Outbreak

A San Francisco high school will now be closed through the weekend because of a stomach flu outbreak that has sickened dozens of students.

02/01/2012

A maintenance worker at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory cleans the campus after nearly 200 students came down with the stomach flu on January 31, 2012. (CBS)

Stomach Flu Outbreak Forces SF School To Close Wednesday

Saint Ignatius College Preparatory will be closed Wednesday for cleaning after nearly 200 students came down with the stomach flu.

01/31/2012

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