Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.
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.
Dr. Constance Caldwell with the Yolo County Health Department is puzzled by the spike, because nearly 95 percent of kids in Yolo County public schools are vaccinated.
Parents are on guard after the Natomas Unified School District sent home a warning of an outbreak of hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Drug dependency experts say a popular smoking device can also be used for hard drugs; and based on its size, it’s easy to see how kids can keep it hidden from parents.
Schools in California, Nevada, Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico and South Carolina also are adopting the more lenient lice policy.
Julia Thomas at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op says salmonella cases like the one affecting Foster Farms are good for the organic food movement.
As of Thursday afternoon, 278 people were infected with seven outbreak strains across the United States—213 of those cases are spread across 34 counties in California. No deaths have been reported.
After the Heimlich failed to open Larwood’s airway, Grove called 911 and said she watched in amazement as Larwood was laid back in a chair and Johnson used a friend’s pocket knife to make an incision in her throat.
The annual rate of hospitalizations for valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease, has doubled over the past 12 years in California, according to a study published on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A California company has resumed selling a kind of pet frog that caused salmonella illnesses in more than 240 people, most of them children. And federal health officials are not happy.
U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy.