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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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1,700 Yosemite Park Visitors Warned About Hantavirus

Health officials are warning 1,700 Yosemite National Park visitors that they may have been exposed to hantavirus.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

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First U.S. Case Of Mad Cow Disease In 6 Years Confirmed In Central California

The United States’ first case of mad cow disease in six years has been reported in Central California, according to USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2012

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, knows first hand the pain of being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's. (credit: CBS)

Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Talks About Alzheimer’s Support Group She Co-Leads

In a story you will only see on CBS2, Patti Davis — Ronald Reagan’s daughter — talks about “Beyond Alzheimer’s,” an Alzheimer’s support group she co-leads at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

03/15/2012

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Susan Galeas Shares The Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease

President & CEO of Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, Susan Galeas, visited the KCAL 9 studios Wednesday to talk about recognizing signs of the deadly disease.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/08/2012

Photos of a case patient from the 2008 study (credit: CBS/U.S. Centers for Disease Control)

Mysterious Skin Disorder Affecting Thousands Of Californians Classified As Psychosis

Researchers say that a mysterious skin disorder affecting thousands of Californians is only in their minds.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/26/2012

A report published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology said six patients developed purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, nose, cheeks and other parts of their body and, in some instances, suffered permanent scarring after they had used cocaine. (credit: Dr. Noah Craft/Logical Images)

Report: Tainted Cocaine In LA, NY Linked To Flesh-Eating Disease

One journal reports six patients developed “purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, noses, cheeks and other parts of their body” because of use of the adulterated cocaine.

06/28/2011

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Fatal Herpes Virus Kills Horses In 4 States; California On Alert

Officials say there are no confirmed cases in California, but owners have been told to monitor their horses for symptoms.

05/17/2011