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,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported five people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Duisburg, a rare Salmonella serotype,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Los Angeles County health officials have reported one case of the South African variant, B.1.351, and three cases of the Brazilian P.1 variant, both variants of concern. Authorities...

The faster-spreading B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in the United Kingdom, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant variant of the virus in the...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Los Angeles County health officials identified four cases of suspected wound botulism associated with heroin injection in February 2021. Two of the cases possibly used the same...

A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with...