Overwhelmed By Swelling Flu Cases, Some ERs Having To Turn Ambulances AwayFrom Laguna Beach to Long Beach, emergency rooms were struggling to cope with the increased cases of influenza and had gone into "diversion mode."
Leading Expert On Zika Virus Says It's Worse Than You ImaginedIt will likely be a year or more before we know how many people were infected.
Epidural Epidemic: Routine Pain Treatment Linked To Potential Complications Back pain: lots of folks have it and can be desperate for relief.
Santa Barbara Resident Being Monitored For Possible Exposure To Ebola In 'LA Area'The patient was identified upon return from a country with an active Ebola epidemic, a health official said.
Health Officials Warn About Measles Exposure At 2 Separate LocationsMeasles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash first appears through four days after the rash appears.
The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To KnowThe recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.
'Alarming' Flu Epidemic Escalates, Cedars Sinai Has Visitors Wear Surgical Masks To Slow SpreadIn 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.
Marine Mammal Center Declares State Of Emergency For Sea Lion PupsA 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.
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.
CDC: Preparing For A Disaster Like Preparing For Zombie AttackThe 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.
Health Officials Urge Whooping Cough Vaccination Before HolidaysWith the holidays right around the corner, health officials are urging those who have not already done so to get vaccinated against the whooping cough.
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.
Whooping Cough Claims 10th Infant Death In CaliforniaA 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.
Calif. Sees Most Whooping Cough Cases Since 1955More than 5,270 cases of whooping cough have been reported in California's growing epidemic, which has killed nine babies this year.