Disease

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LAPD Officer Seeks To Raise Awareness After Wife, Fellow Officer Dies From Rare Disease

An LAPD officer is working to raise awareness about a rare disease that killed his wife, who was also an LAPD officer.

11/14/2014

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Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Found In Commerce, Pico Rivera

Virus-transmitting yellow fever mosquitoes have been found in two Southland cities, vector control officials said Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2014

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Local Health Officials On Alert Due To Ebola Scare

At the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, the head of infectious disease control acknowledges keeping health workers safe from the virus requires a difficult and complicated protocol.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/13/2014

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Local Mother On A Mission To Raise Funds For Ovarian Cancer Research After Losing Daughter To The Disease

Paulinda Babbini calls Robin a dream daughter – student body president, cheerleader, homecoming queen at Pacific Hills High School in West Hollywood. But at 20, she lost her battle with the disease.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Emergency Disease

It will soon be flu season.

09/18/2014

Robin Williams arrives at the Happy Feet 2 Australian Premiere at Hoyts Cinema on December 4, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Widow: Robin Williams Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease Before Suicide

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease when he committed suicide and was sober, according to a statement from the late Oscar-winning actor’s widow.

08/14/2014

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As West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens, KCAL9 Takes A Look Inside SoCal’s ‘Quarantine Center’ For Infectious Disease

Infectious disease specialists took KCAL9′s Serene Branson inside Olive View – UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar – one of the largest isolation units in the Southland dedicated to decontamination.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/06/2014

A worker in Bali gets ready to inject a dog with the rabies vaccine. (credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images News)

Rabid Skunk Found In LA County For First Time In 35 Years

The disease has jumped from bats to skunks, officials said.

07/04/2014

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Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise In Long Beach

Forty-two confirmed cases of the highly contagious disease, technically known as pertussis, have been reported in Long Beach this year, the majority of which involve school-age children.

04/22/2014

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CalArts Investigating Food Safety After Students Hospitalized With Stomach Sickness

Jack Mulholland is one of a number of students experiencing a gastrointestinal illness after eating food provided by the school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

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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

Brett Shaad died several days after contracting meningitis. (credit: Facebook)

WeHo Meningitis Case Not Tied To NY, Elsewhere

Los Angeles County health officials said the bacterial meningitis that killed a 33-year-old West Hollywood attorney this month isn’t the same form of the illness that has killed several people in New York.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

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LA County To Offer Free Meningitis Vaccines To Low-Income, Uninsured Residents

Los Angeles County’s top health official says free meningococcal vaccines will be offered to low-income and uninsured residents following a recent death in West Hollywood.

04/17/2013

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OC Woman, Her Mom Start Organization To Battle Child-Killing Illness

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of children and infants.

03/14/2013

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Health Officials Report 2nd West Nile Virus Death In LA County

Health officials reported Tuesday that a second Los Angeles County resident has died due to West Nile virus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2012

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