Outbreak

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

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)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

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)

East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola Outbreak

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.

10/10/2014

Warning sign for Ebola virus at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. (CBS)

East Bay Hospital Installs Ebola Virus Warning Signs

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, a Bay Area hospital has installed warning signs directed at people who have risk factors for the disease.

10/09/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

KCBS In Depth: Understanding The Facts About The Ebola Outbreak

KCBS In Depth host Jane McMillan speaks with Dr. Charles Chiu, who is an assistant professor of laboratory and infectious disease medicine at UCSF, about the Ebola outbreak.

10/06/2014

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)

UCSF Ebola Expert: Ebola Is Not As Infectious As Influenza, Tuberculosis, Measles And Other Airborne Diseases

Amid questions and concerns over the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, KPIX 5 talked to an expert on infectious diseases at University of California at San Francisco.

10/02/2014

(Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Enterovirus Outbreak Reaches California With First Children Diagnosed In SoCal

California’s first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities.

09/19/2014

A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

3rd American Doctor Contracts Ebola While Working In Liberia

A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia.

09/02/2014

tuberculosis, chest x-ray

Tuberculosis Outbreak Emerges From High School In Sacramento

A Sacramento high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak, according to health officials.

07/02/2014

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

California Remains At Center Of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Chicken

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn’t run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

05/28/2014

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