California Department of Public Health
Five more people who visited Disney theme parks in California last month have fallen ill with measles, bringing the number of cases in the state to a dozen, local health officials said Friday.
The patient was considered low-risk from the beginning, but was placed in a special, negative pressure room where doctors wore protective clothing to prevent the potential spread of the disease.
A patient in Sacramento has tested negative for Ebola.
There is no clear indicator when a patient has contracted the Ebola virus, which can only be transferred from human to human by bodily fluid.
Lake Amador is less than half full. Earlier this year, neighbors were worried they would run out of water, but local leaders worked to make sure that wouldn’t happen.
State health officials did say the person came from West Africa earlier this month before arriving in Sacramento, where the patient’s symptoms caused staff to alert state and county officials.
Officials announced Wednesday that a 74-year-old woman and another adult has died from West Nile Virus – the first fatal cases this year in California.
The number of whooping cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.
A Sacramento hospital was one of three facilities fined by the California Department of Public Health Thursday.
List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.
California isn’t collecting most assisted living fines as facilities opt to close instead, and if they do pay, they’re mostly late.
Asthma hits school-aged kids at higher rates than other age groups, according to the California Department of Public Health. It is especially hard to breathe for students in the San Joaquin Valley, and administrators are asking parents to take action before it’s too late.