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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

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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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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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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