California

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Alarming Increase in Rates of Congenital Syphilis in California
Mar 13, 2017 | Cheryl Lang

  The Problem: Rates of congenital syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease passed on from an infected mother to her child during pregnancy, have...

Black Death is Back: Second Plague Death Reported in Colorado
Aug 16, 2015 | Emily Cohn

The Black Death is Back?   On August 5th, Colorado reported it’s second plague death in 2015 and the state has seen four human cases so far this year...

California's New Vaccine Law
Jul 13, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

On Tuesday, June 30th, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law SB 277. The new law requires children attending daycare programs and public...

Is Circovirus Spreading in Dogs?
Oct 16, 2013 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

Veterinarians are urging pet owners to remain calm in the face of a new canine virus. The novel virus is a circovirus, known to infect pigs and birds...

Salmonella Alert in Western United States
Oct 14, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

With the current buzz these past few weeks about the government shutdown, some have wondered what impact mandated furloughs at the Centers for...

Officials Find Plague in California Squirrel
Jul 30, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

Table Mountain campgrounds at Angeles National Forest closed on July 24 after officials found plague bacteria in a squirrel in the area, according to...

Discovery and Implications of New Virus in Stranded Dolphin
Jul 18, 2013 | Alexandra Thomsen

A new virus has been associated with respiratory illness and resulting death in a common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), according to researchers at...

Valley Fever Causes Mass Transfer of Calif. Prison Inmates
May 3, 2013 | Anonymous

A federal official has ordered the transfer of more than 3,000 inmates at two San Joaquin Valley, Calif. state prisons. The order came from J. Clark...

Syphilis Scare and Condom Controversies in Adult Film Industry
Aug 30, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On August 18, the adult film industry trade group, Free Speech Coalition, announced a nationwide moratorium on film productions while the industry...

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Okla., Mass., and Calif.
Jul 13, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

Update: South Dakota just reported its first WNV case of the season. The case was detected in a blood donor who was not sick. Over the past decade,...

Equine Herpes Virus Infects Calif. Horses
Jan 27, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, a horse at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. was euthanized due to complications from equine herpes virus-1. An additional...