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Health Officials Warn This Year’s Flu Vaccine Won’t Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of Influenza

Health officials weren’t sure if the new strain would become a significant problem in the U.S., but lab specimens from patients have shown that the most commonly seen flu bug so far is the new strain of H3N2.

12/04/2014

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Santa Clara County Pushes Flu Shots For More Than 700 Homeless Veterans

Santa Clara County is pushing to give flu shots to the estimated 700 homeless veterans out on the streets as the weather turns colder.

11/11/2014

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California Health Officials Warn Of Whooping Cough Epidemic

California is currently experiencing a whooping cough epidemic, according to the California Department of Public Health.

06/15/2014

(Photo credit: Wendy Tokuda)

Animal Update: Preventing Parvovirus In Dogs

Veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, has advice on how to prevent your adult dog or puppy from contacting the highly contagious parvovirus.

05/05/2014

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Bay Area Doctors Report Late-Season Rush For Flu Shots

With the flu continuing to spread at an alarming, and deadly rate in California, doctors said there’s a late season rush for flu shots.

02/05/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 14, 2014 in Concord, California. Public health officials are encouraging residents to get flu shots as an aggressive strain of the H1N1 'swine flu' has killed 15 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2nd Flu Death Of Season Recorded In San Francisco

The second flu-related death of the season has been recorded in San Francisco, city health officials said Wednesday.

01/22/2014

Three year-old Hannah Rood receives an H1N1 vaccination during a drive thru H1N1 vaccination. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marin County Swine Flu Cases Prompt Push For Vaccinations

Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.

01/03/2014

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

Flu Claims Two More Lives In Santa Clara County

One died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.

02/01/2013

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

Bay Area Health Care Worker Mandate: Get Flu Shot Or Wear Mask

Thousands of Bay Area health care workers are under orders to get a flu shot vaccination or wear a mask at work this flu season.

09/18/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Rabies Signs And Preventative Measures

We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.

09/10/2012

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