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Jennifer Simon (right) with her daughter Livia, who has been quarantined due to a measles outbreak. (CBS)

Over 30 Alameda County Children Put In Isolation Over Measles Outbreak

As the number of measles cases rise in California, more than 30 children in Alameda County have been put in isolation because of the outbreak.

01/23/2015

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Central Valley Apple Plant Recalls 2014 Shipments Over Link To Listeria Outbreak

A California apple packing plant has recalled all of its Granny Smith and Gala apple shipments from 2014 after they were linked to an outbreak of listeria in caramel apples that may have caused up to five deaths.

01/08/2015

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola, Bat Meat And Tracking Patient Zero— Global Stories Of 2014

Health officials believe that the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa began with a young boy (patient zero)— the first human to contract the disease who played with a hollowed out tree inhabited by bats.

12/31/2014

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Google, CEO Larry Page Donate Millions To Ebola Fight

Google is launching a campaign to help fight Ebola by contributing $2 for every dollar people donate to a slew of nonprofits such as Save the Children and the Doctors Without Borders.

11/10/2014

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Map Shows California Has Become Hotbed For Whooping Cough, Measles, Group Blames Anti-Vaxxers

A new map shows how California has become a hotbed for whooping cough and measles, diseases that are completely preventable by a vaccine.

10/29/2014

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California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information Hotline

State health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.

10/22/2014

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - SEPTEMBER 28:  A pet owner hydrates his Siberian Husky during the World Rabies Day celebrations on September 28, 2013 in Cainta Municipality, Philippines. (Photo by Veejay Villafranca/Getty Images for WSPA)

Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies Outbreaks

There have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.

10/20/2014

An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals area of the Los Angeles International Airport as the US announced increased passenger screenings against the Ebola Virus on October 9, 2014.  Five United States airports (although not LAX) will step-up airport screening measures to look for passengers carrying Ebola, as the deadly virus killed a man in Texas and the worldwide toll neared 3,900. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Outbreak Prompts SF 911 Operators To Ask New Questions And Follow New Procedures

If someone calls 911 and they say I’m very sick, I have a high fever, I’m throwing up, that immediately triggers the protocol in the system.

10/16/2014

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‘No Chance Of Ebola’ School Officials Say After SoCal College Quarantine

School Officials are cordoning off an area of the Southwestern College Campus after reports that a student who may have been in contact with someone from the same flight as the most recent U.S. ebola patient has vomited in class.

10/16/2014

Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a  victim of the Ebola virus on September 12, 2014 in a district of Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Bay Area Liberians Worry About Friends, Family In Homeland As Ebola Death Toll Rises

The worst Ebola virus outbreak in history is ravaging Liberia, where Alex Lewis was born. About 4,000 Liberians live in Oakland, and all of them are worried about the health of family and friends in their homeland.

10/14/2014

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