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Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

PHOTOS: Children Infected With Measles

WARNING: Some of these photos might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised.

01/30/2015

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an Electron Micrograph of the Ebola Virus is seen. (CDC via Getty Images)

Potential Ebola Patient Being Treated In Sacramento

A patient suspected of potentially having been exposed to Ebola is being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

01/29/2015

(CBS SF)

Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

With flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.

01/19/2015

flu shot

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

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

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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

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