A deadly mosquito that hasn’t been seen in the Bay Area since the 70s has been detected in San Mateo County.
A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.
At midnight, Microsoft stops supporting its Windows XP operating system, opening ATM’s around the country up to the possibility of a cyber attack.
This week marks the last day that Microsoft will offer support for its popular XP operating system. Our technology analyst has some advice on how you should prepare to upgrade if need be.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Doctors continue to investigate a mysterious polio-like illness that has paralyzed at least five California children since August 2012. Meanwhile, the family of a young Berkeley girl who was diagnosed with the disease spoke out about her condition.
The afflicted children suffered weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs, sometimes after a respiratory illness. The paralysis had not subsided after more than half a year and spinal scans show damage similar to polio.
Swine flu has been detected in elephant seals off the Central California coast.
Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.
The flu started early and the virus is spreading rapidly. In an update Friday, the Centers for Disease Control reports a high level of flu activity in 29 states and a moderate level in nine others. Health officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. We look at who should get the flu shot.