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Lathrop Couple Sues Modesto Hospital Over Newborn's DeathAmikar and Kori Ortega claimed that despite other babies testing positive around the same time for salmonella, their baby was not tested.
Tests Negative For Possible Sacramento County Measles CaseCounty health officials announced Wednesday that the possible measles case they were testing has come back negative.
California Declares Electronic Cigarettes A Health ThreatCalifornia health officials say electronic cigarettes are a health threat, especially to children, and should be strictly regulated like tobacco products.
5 New Measles Cases Reported With Ties To DisneylandFive 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.
CDC: No Ebola In Sacramento PatientThe 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.
Suspected Sacramento Ebola Patient Test Results NegativeA patient in Sacramento has tested negative for Ebola.
Doctors Calming Fears After Sacramento Patient Tested For Ebola ExposureThere is no clear indicator when a patient has contracted the Ebola virus, which can only be transferred from human to human by bodily fluid.
Proactive Officials Counter Resident's Risk Of Running Out Of Drinking Water From Lake AmadorLake 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.
California Health Officials Not Surprised About Possible Ebola Case In SacramentoState 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 Report First 2 Deaths From West Nile In CaliforniaOfficials 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.
California Reports Whooping Cough Epidemic; More Than 800 Cases Over Past 2 WeeksThe number of whooping cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.
Sutter General Sacramento Fined $50K By State A Sacramento hospital was one of three facilities fined by the California Department of Public Health Thursday.