NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Los Angeles County health department identified 167 Mu variants in specimens sequenced between June 19 and Augusts 21, with the majority of Mu specimens sequenced...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on a report out of Tehama County, California, the young child that contracted the dangerous amoebic parasite, Naegleria fowleri, last week, has passed. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On today’s show, I look at some of the most interested stories in infectious diseases during the past week. The Naegleria fowleri case in northern California,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Los Angeles County health officials reported Tuesday the first case of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection in county for the 2021 season. The case is a resident of the South Bay...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The San Diego Zoo reported Friday that a male snow leopard is suspected to be positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The big cat had symptoms of...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews California education officials announced that schools will require masks be worn indoors in school settings, aligning with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Friday the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The death occurred in San...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Oakland Zoo in Northern California began vaccinating their highest at risk animals last week with an experimental COVID-19 vaccine donated by animal health company,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency is looking for anybody that may have come into contact with a live bat that tested positive for rabies and...

Bay Area Lyme Foundation today announced results of a study demonstrating that adult Western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease,...