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A starfish hangs on the glass at the Turkuazoo,Turkey's first ever giant aquarium, in Istanbul on October 22, 2009 (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Isolate Virus Killing Off West Coast’s Sea Star Population

Scientists say they’ve isolated a virus they believe is causing sea stars to die on the west coast.

11/18/2014

Dr. Martin Salia (CBS SF)

Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola Virus In Sierra Leone Dies At Nebraska Hospital

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.

11/17/2014

Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel in Redwood City. (CBS)

Norovirus To Blame For Sickening Over 50 Guests At Redwood City Hotel Last Month

San Mateo County health officials have determined a norovirus outbreak caused more than 50 people at a Redwood City hotel to fall ill last month.

11/10/2014

Ebola Research

CDC Releases Revised Guidelines For Protecting Medical Staff From Ebola

Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

10/21/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

EBOLA REALITY CHECK: With Ebola Outbreak Hype Gripping America, Some Facts To Put It All In Perspective

It could be the fear of a hemorrhagic fever escaping from Africa, attacking the very heartland of America. It could be pictures of victims bleeding from every part of their body, writing in pain. The disease is fearsome, but beyond the sensational headlines, a little perspective may help calm fears.

10/17/2014

(Photo by Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images)

7 Flights Made Before Ebola Victim’s Frontier Airlines Jet Decontaminated, Complete List Of Flight Numbers Impacts Over 750 People

Frontier Airlines is replacing seat covers, carpeting, and air filters around the seat where the Ebola victim traveled, and now revealed the jet made seven flights before being pulled out of service for proper sterilization.

10/16/2014

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., and his wife Priscilla Chan attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful businessmen from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 32nd year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg, Wife Announce $25 Million Donation To Fight Ebola On Facebook

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg says he and his wife Priscilla are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

10/14/2014

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)

Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms

The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.

10/13/2014

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)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

Texas Health Presbyterian.

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

10/12/2014

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