Articles Tagged With ‘U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’




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 a local adult who was... (Continue reading)

STD rates spike in California

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are rising nationwide, and they are increasing even faster in California. In 2015, California had more cases of the three STDs than any year since the state began keeping records in 1990. [LA Times] Prior... (Continue reading)

Did Santa Barbara health clinic infect patients with Hepatitis C?

Santa Barbara health officials have closed a medical clinic while they try to determine if its staff infected patients with Hepatitis C and other blood-borne illnesses. In February, a patient at the unnamed clinic was diagnosed with an acute case... (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 highly unlikely to be Ebola.... (Continue reading)

Parents of UC Santa Barbara students want meningitis vaccine

After four University of California, Santa Barbara students contracted meningitis B, parents are questioning why their children are not able to get the vaccine which was made available to students at Princeton. [ABCNews] Even though the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Continue reading)