Epidemic

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

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‘Alarming’ Flu Epidemic Escalates, Cedars Sinai Has Visitors Wear Surgical Masks To Slow Spread

In an effort to help quell Southern California’s flu epidemic, one local hospital is asking all visitors to wear surgical masks while in the building.

01/27/2014

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Marine Mammal Center Declares State Of Emergency For Sea Lion Pups

A Southern California marine life rescue group has seen such an enormous increase in the number of gravely dehydrated and malnourished sea lion pups this season that it is being called an epidemic.

03/12/2013

The feds are screening people who may have been exposed to a drug-resistant tuberculosis. (credit: CBS)

Thousands May Have Been Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic Downtown

The feds are descending on downtown LA to combat what they say might be a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.

02/21/2013

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CDC: Preparing For A Disaster Like Preparing For Zombie Attack

The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention wants the public to be ready in case of a zombie attack. The idea is that getting ready for zombies is the sort of preparedness needed to survive a disaster or sudden epidemic.

05/20/2011

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Health Officials Urge Whooping Cough Vaccination Before Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, health officials are urging those who have not already done so to get vaccinated against the whooping cough.

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6,200 Cases Of Whooping Cough Reported In Calif.

The California Department of Public Health says more than 6,200 Californians have been infected with whooping cough in the largest epidemic to strike the state since 1950.

10/27/2010

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Whooping Cough Claims 10th Infant Death In California

A Northridge pediatrician says parents and caretakers should get immunized from the latest epidemic of whooping cough in order to protect infants who are too young to get vaccinated.

10/22/2010

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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Ninth Baby Dies From Whooping Cough

California Department of Public Health spokesman Ken August told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that the death makes this year’s epidemic more deadly than one in 2005.

09/15/2010

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Report: Docs Slow To Diagnose Whooping Cough In Deaths Of 8 Infants

An analysis of eight California whooping cough deaths shows doctors were slow to diagnose pertussis in the infants despite several visits to clinics and hospitals.

09/07/2010

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