San Francisco VA Lab Shuts Down Following Researcher’s Death

A laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with.



UCD Researchers Close To Developing Vaccine For Salmonella

Scientists at the UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine are developing a vaccine against salmonella, the increasingly antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year.


Flu vaccine (CBS)

HealthWatch: Flu Season Still A Threat Despite Mild Start

The 2011-2012 flu season is off to a slow start, but federal health experts said Friday that more activity is expected in the coming weeks.



Thousands Of Bay Area School Children Still Need Whooping Cough Shots

Thousands of middle and high school students in Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco still haven’t gotten their mandatory whooping cough vaccination, even though the deadline to get the shot has already passed in some school districts.


A poodle gets examined at an animal hospital. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images/AFP)

Animal Update: Pet Vaccinations

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness month by the Department of Health. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we need to know about vaccinations for our pets.


Rabies Survivor Precious Reynolds (CBS)

NorCal 8-Year-Old Becomes Rare Rabies Survivor

“She is truly a fighter.” That’s what doctors are saying about the little Northern California girl who survived rabies without a vaccine, the third person in the U.S. to do so.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

A flu shot. (AP photo)

Whooping Cough Shot Required At California Schools This Fall

Across the state, schools are sending a clear message to parents: if you have a son or daughter going into middle or high school next year, make sure they get vaccinated for whooping cough.


Flu Vaccination (AP)

Bay Area Health Officials Call Flu Season Unpredictable

If you haven’t already done so, county health officials around the Bay Area say now is the time to get your flu shot.




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