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Stories related to: infectious disease

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

What To Know About The Zika Virus

January 27, 2016

Dr. Dean Blumberg joined Insight to explain what the Zika virus is, where it is and what’s important to know about it.

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American River College Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis

November 17, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Sacramento County Division of Public Health has confirmed that an American River College student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis.

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Infant Dies Of Whooping Cough In San Joaquin County

March 5, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

A three week old infant in San Joaquin County has died of Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The state is experiencing an epidemic of the disease. There were more than 11,000 cases in California last year.

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California Lawmakers Want To Remove "Personal Belief" Exemption From Vaccine Law

February 5, 2015 | Pauline Bartolone

Democratic State lawmakers propose a bill to require children to be vaccinated before they attend school, unless there is a medical reason.

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Health Officials Treat Potential Measles Cases Near Reno

February 3, 2015

Health officials say they're investigating two possible measles cases in northern Nevada. Authorities say unvaccinated and at-risk people should stay away from Spanish Springs Elementary School near Reno to avoid possible exposure.

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Q&A: Measles And Vaccinations

February 2, 2015

CapRadio interviewed Dr. Dean Blumberg, an expert in infectious diseases about the measles, this year’s influenza strain and general vaccination information.

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