A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia.
California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.
A Sacramento hospital treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus is taking extra precautions.
A patient is being examined for possible exposure or symptoms of the Ebola virus at Kaiser South Sacramento, according to hospital officials.
Five residents of Santa Clara County have been infected with the West Nile virus, including two who developed the severe neuroinvasive form that can lead to death.
Bay Area researchers are being put on call to help analyze a deadly Ebola virus that has killed hundreds in Western Africa, while the government says an experimental vaccine is in the works.
A group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.
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Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in San Jose, according to South Bay officials.