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Measles On The Rise In SoCal, Health Officials Say

Measles are on the rise in Southern California, according to health officials.

02/21/2014

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Officials: Infant Dies From Whooping Cough, Flu Deaths Jump to 202

California health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough, a highly contagious disease.

02/07/2014

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Sriracha Maker Forced To Halt Shipments Due To Health Concerns

A Sriracha maker has been forced to halt shipments of the popular hot sauce until mid-January due to health concerns.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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Burbank Bakery Recalls Products That Exclude Wheat Allergy Warnings

A bakery in Burbank is recalling products that exclude wheat allergy warnings on the packaging, according to state health officials.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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4 Southland Hospitals Fined For Serious Errors In Patient Care

Four Southland hospitals were fined Thursday after investigations discovered that they didn’t comply with licensing requirements, which caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/15/2013

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Ventura County Reports First Frozen Berry-Related Case Of Hepatitis A

Ventura health officials Wednesday confirmed the county’s first documented case of hepatitis A associated with a frozen berry blend sold at Costco.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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Calif. Anti-Smoking Advocate Debi Austin Dies At 62

Tobacco educator and motivational speaker Debi Austin has died at the age of 62.

02/27/2013

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Up To 10,000 Yosemite National Park Visitors At Risk Of Rodent-Borne Virus

Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials confirmed Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2012

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6 Yosemite National Park Visitors Have Rodent-Borne Virus

Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections to six, state health officials said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2012

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13 California Hospitals Fined For Safety Violations

The California Department of Public Health has released its list of hospitals they have find for safety violations.

06/01/2012

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Study: Maternal Mortality Rates On The Rise In California

California health officials say maternal mortality is on the rise, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in all other racial or ethnic groups.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/26/2011

7 California Hospitals Fined For Privacy Breaches

Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield has been fined $250,000 for allegedly keeping patient records in an outside, unlocked locker, allowing for the theft of 596 patient records in 2009.

11/19/2010

A young boy anticipates the prick of a pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccination.

Calif. Sees Most Whooping Cough Cases Since 1955

More than 5,270 cases of whooping cough have been reported in California’s growing epidemic, which has killed nine babies this year.

10/06/2010

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Calif. Officials: 200 New Cases Of Whooping Cough

State health officials say more than 200 new cases of whooping cough have been tallied in the last week, bringing California’s total to about 3,300 confirmed and suspected cases this year.

08/25/2010

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