Articles Tagged With ‘Disease’




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Former Arroyo Grande baseball star dies

Former Arroyo Grande High School Baseball star Ryan Teixeira died Saturday at the age of 20. Teixeira had been battling two forms of cancer over the last two years. In 2015, Teixeira’s senior year at... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly student gets infection that leads to meningitis

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials announced a Cal Poly student has been diagnosed with a presumed case of meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that causes bloodstream infections and meningitis. Symptoms of the meningococcal... (Continue reading)

SLO County infant contracts measles

An infant contracted measles after coming in contact with the first person in San Luis Obispo County to recently contract the virus, public health officials have announced. Last week, SLO County Public Health officials announced... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident contracts measles

San Luis Obispo County Public Health officials have confirmed a local resident has contracted measles. The patient is an adult who was not vaccinated against the disease and who came in contact with international travelers... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman gets year in jail for abusing terminally ill daughter

A Nipomo optometrist has received a one-year jail sentence for abusing her terminally ill adult daughter, whom hospital workers reportedly found covered in urine and feces. Despite pleading no contest to a felony count, Susanne... (Continue reading)

SLO County resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

A San Luis Obispo County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the county public health department. The positive test marks the first confirmed case of a person in the county contracting... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters... (Continue reading)

Traveler tested for Ebola in Santa Barbara County

Doctors are testing and monitoring a traveler who recently returned from one or more countries that experienced an Ebola epidemic. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County health officials say the case is a low risk situation and... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly employee ill with meningitis

Cal Poly officials notified students and staff Wednesday that an employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Campus health sent the following notification to the Cal Poly campus community: University medical staff learned today that... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara infant dies from whooping cough

A newborn baby died last month from whooping cough in Santa Barbara — the second death in a year as California deals with an epidemic. The 25-day-old infant became ill in December and died shortly... (Continue reading)



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