From the Los Angeles Times.
The California Department of Public Health has announced the state?s first fatality of the year due to West Nile Virus.
An 88-year-old woman from Kern County died after being infected by the virus, which is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.
From Yahoo! News.
Genetic Technologies Ltd said its lead cancer test BrevaGen has been cleared for sale in California, which it expects to be a large and significant market. The genetic test maker said the Laboratory Field Services Unit of the California Department of Public Health had granted it a license to sell BrevaGen in the state.
From NBC Bay Area.
The California Department of Public Health has told NBC Bay Area News that a "massive rodent infestation" has lead the state agency to shut down a major East Bay food distributor and request that the company launch a nationwide recall. The actions came after the state learned about a two-month NBC Bay Area investigation.
From the CBC News.
A California farm has been linked as the source of potentially deadly E.coli outbreaks in New Brunswick, Quebec and California in April, says the California Department of Public Health.
Amazing Coachella Inc. farms grew the romaine lettuce responsible for the outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7, public health officials said.
The California Department of Public Health has documented a new strain of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease caused by Coxsackievirus A6 (CVA6), prompting the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department to issue an alert.
From the Senior Housing News.
A "confounding" lack of statewide enforcement from California's Department of Public Health is partially to blame for a "shameful state of affairs" in several nursing homes that are the subject of reports by California's Operation Guardians, a project of the state Department of Justice's Bureau of Medi-Cal fraud and Elder Abuse, says a review by the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).
The California Department of Public Health is investigating after two babies contracted salmonella poisoning while at a Stanislaus County hospital, county officials said Wednesday.
The first infant salmonella case at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto was reported on April 19, and the second case on May 30, according to Stanislaus County Public Health Director John Walker.
State investigators determined that infant formula in the Neonatal Intensive Unit was not the source of the poisoning, Walker said.