Dead Bird Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Menlo ParkAccording to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, the bird is the first indication of the virus this year in the county.
New Virus Related To Polio Caused Mysterious Childhood Paralysis In California KidsJust 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.
Using Polio To Kill Cancer: A Producers' NotebookEvery 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.
Hepatitis Virus Outbreak In Napa Prompts Warning To Diners At 5-Star Resort HotelTwo 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.
Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re HungryMosquitoes 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.
PHOTOS: Children Infected With MeaslesWARNING: Some of these photos might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised.
Potential Ebola Patient Being Treated In SacramentoA patient suspected of potentially having been exposed to Ebola is being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit RelativesWith 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.
Health Officials Warn This Year's Flu Vaccine Won't Prevent New H3N2 Strain Of InfluenzaHealth 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.
Scientists Isolate Virus Killing Off West Coast's Sea Star PopulationScientists say they've isolated a virus they believe is causing sea stars to die on the west coast.
Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola Virus In Sierra Leone Dies At Nebraska HospitalA 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.
Norovirus To Blame For Sickening Over 50 Guests At Redwood City Hotel Last MonthSan Mateo County health officials have determined a norovirus outbreak caused more than 50 people at a Redwood City hotel to fall ill last month.