A Sacramento County man who was recently treated at an urgent care center and hospital in Placer County and suspected of having measles has tested negative for the illness.
Public health officials say 24 unvaccinated students have been sent home from an Orange County high school because of the risk a student infected with measles exposed others to the highly contagious respiratory illness.
The Sacramento Kings welcomed back star DeMarcus Cousins Thursday from a lengthy illness. Playing to the excitement if his crowd, he returned to center stage.
A family lifted from a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast with their sick 1-year-old is thanking rescuers and defending their “maritime life.”
Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
The flu has claimed the life of its first victim in Plumas County. Health officials say the senior passed away last week after being hospitalized from influenza.
California health officials say flu activity is now widespread throughout the state, and one new death in people under 65 has been reported, bringing this season’s death toll to five people.
Health officials say California is seeing more cases of the flu, but the increase is not unexpected.
A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses — from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest — has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment.