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SF Issues Warning After Mall Food Handler Diagnosed With Typhoid Fever

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is warning residents about potential exposure to typhoid fever.

05/03/2013

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ConsumerWatch: How To Pick A Pet Food

The F.D.A. has been looking into scores of complaints from dog owners who say their animals got sick after eating Beneful dog food. The agency said, while it generally does not comment on an open investigation, it has seen a spike in complaints since January after several media reports about the dog food.

04/29/2013

Raw ground beef (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Investigation Uncovers ‘Superbugs’ In Store-Bought Meats

In a recent study, the Environment Working Group discovered that store-bought meat contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs, which can cause consumers to become ill.

04/16/2013

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Norovirus Suspected In Dozens Of Lafayette Student Illnesses

On Friday, more than 100 students were absent from Burton Valley Elementary School—more than four times the normal absence rate, Lafayette School District Superintendent Fred Brill said.

01/17/2013

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2 Die From Flu In Sacramento Area

Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.

01/10/2013

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Season Off To Earliest Start In 10 Years Say Health Officials

Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years—and it could be a bad one.

12/04/2012

Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park (CBS)

9th Yosemite Park Hantavirus Case Reported

The National Park Service has said a ninth visitor to Yosemite National Park has been infected with the rodent-borne illness hantavirus.

09/13/2012

Tent cabins at Curry Village in Yosemite National Park (CBS)

Up To 10,000 Yosemite Visitors At Risk Of Hantavirus

Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.

08/31/2012

A deer mouse. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2 More Yosemite Visitors Get Hantavirus, 91 Cabins To Close

Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six.

08/30/2012

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Bid To Test Chinese-Made Dog Treats Denied

Four Chinese plants that produce chicken jerky treats sold by American companies have refused to allow Federal Drug Administration investigators to take samples for analysis despite complaints from pet owners, according to an NBC report.

08/22/2012

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