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west nile virus

Dead Bird Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Menlo Park

According to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, the bird is the first indication of the virus this year in the county.

04/22/2015

Three-dimensional image of Enterovirus D68 (CREDIT: COURTESY OF YUE LIU AND MICHAEL ROSSMANN, PURDUE UNIVERSITY)

New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California Kids

Just days after getting the upper respiratory illness, children couldn’t move parts of their bodies, and the cause of the strange and sudden paralysis has doctors concerned.

03/30/2015

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Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers’ Notebook

Every once in a while, a story comes through 60 Minutes that has the potential to change lives. This week, Scott Pelley’s report on a new medical treatment using the polio virus to kill cancer is that kind of story.

03/30/2015

Hepatitis A virus

Hepatitis Virus Outbreak In Napa Prompts Warning To Diners At 5-Star Resort Hotel

Two employees at La Toque restaurant and BANK Cafe and Bar in the Westin Verasa Hotel in Napa contracted the Hepatitis A virus. People who at at these locations should monitor their health for 50 days.

03/13/2015

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re Hungry

Mosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.

03/10/2015

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

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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

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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

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

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