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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/16/2014

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Southland Scientists Optimistic Over Ebola Serum Discovery

Scientists at the Southern California research center taking on the Ebola virus are encouraged by a potentially paramount discovery.

08/05/2014

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CDC Sets Up Quarantine Station At LAX As Ebola Virus Continues To Spread Overseas

The Centers for Disease Control have established a quarantine station at LAX to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from passengers coming off international flights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2014

The California bear forgot to use a condom. (credit: AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

New Billboard Tells Californians The State Is No. 2 In Cases Of Syphilis

AHF says the only way to continue to fight the disease is with condom use and routine STD testing. The AHF hopes humor in discussing the serious topic will lead to awareness.

07/17/2014

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Study: Young People Downplay Health Risks Of Hookah Smoking

Researchers say over half of young adults believe smoking tobacco out of water pipes is not harmful to their health, despite warnings from federal health officials to the contrary.

07/15/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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LAX Passengers Warned Of Emerging SARS-Like Virus

Travelers at LAX and over a dozen other airports nationwide were being warned Wednesday of the emerging threat of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS).

05/14/2014

The Crown Princess cruise ship 'Hamilton' is at quay at Venice's port on December 2, 2012. The ban on cruise ships sailing too close to the coast in Venice and in nature reserves was imposed after the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia luxury liner off Giglio island in January, notably to protect the environment. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 100 Contract Virus On Calif. Cruise, Voyage To Continue

More than 100 passengers have now contracted the highly contagious norovirus on a ship that is touring the California coast and sat docked in San Diego on Thursday, but the cruise line says it has no plans to cancel the voyage.

04/10/2014

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CDC Reports 30 Percent Increase In Autism Diagnoses

New figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now show one in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling sick.

03/18/2014

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Boxer Asks CDC To Probe Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Affecting Calif. Children

Sen. Barbara Boxer is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a rare polio-like illness that has so far affected at least 20 children in California.

02/27/2014

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1 Dead In California, 7 More Sickened By Listeria Linked To Hispanic-Style Cheese

One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese.

02/21/2014

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More Young Students Using Electronic Cigarettes, Marijuana Oil To Get High During Class

More students are using electronic cigarettes, and it’s not uncommon for them to load the device with marijuana oil, allowing them to get high inconspicuously during class.

01/14/2014

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CDC: Young, Middle-Aged Adults May Be Hit Hardest By New Flu Strain

Flu season is taking hold across Southern California even as some counties have reported an uptick in the number of cases among healthy young and middle-aged adults, health officials warned Friday.

01/03/2014

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USDA Says Foster Farms Plants To Make Changes, Remain Open Despite Salmonella Link

Three poultry processing plants linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella will remain open after implementing immediate changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

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