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County Investigates Possible Coronavirus Infection

Jan. 28
By City News Service

If confirmed, it will be the first case in the county and just the sixth in the United States. Cases have already been confirmed in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar l...

US Beefs Up Screening Of Travelers For New Virus From China

Jan. 28
Lauran Neergaard and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says worry about the virus should not impact Americans' day-to-day lives. So far there are five confirmed cases of the virus in the U.S. and no sign they have spread the illness to those around them.

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Flu Death Count Rises To 32 In San Diego County

Jan. 24
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

A dozen influenza deaths were recorded in San Diego County last week, bringing the season's total to 32, compared to 24 at this time last year, the Health and Human Services Agency reported Wednesday.

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California Threatened With Funds Loss Over Abortion Coverage

Jan. 24
By Associated Press

The Trump administration on Friday threatened California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions.

Kate Broderick, senior vice president of resear...

San Diego Lab Tapped To Rapidly Develop Vaccine For China's Novel Coronavirus

Jan. 24
By Tarryn Mento

The Sorrento Valley facility uses a computer optimization strategy that can fast-track vaccine design.

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US To Screen Airline Passengers From China For New Illness

Jan. 17
Mike Strobbe / Associated Press

U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick.

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County Health Reports 2 TB Cases; Advises Testing For Those Exposed

Jan. 17
By City News Service

The county Health and Human Services Agency Friday reported two unrelated tuberculosis cases, and that people may have been exposed to the bacteria at Southwestern and San Diego City colleges, and on a Metropolitan Transit System bus route.

Microbiologist Anthony Aziz walks through the s...

SD County Records 9 More Flu Deaths, Bringing Number To 20 This Season

Jan. 15
By City News Service

The ages of the patients ranged from 45 to 88, and all had underlying medical conditions with the exception of a 57-year-old San Diego woman who died Jan. 3, according to the HHSA.

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Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Wants To Ban 'Virginity Tests' In California

Jan. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, introduced Assembly Bill 1909 last week. It would subject physicians who perform the exam, which involves inspecting a woman's hymen, to professional misconduct penalties.

Household items that tested positive for lead a...

Thousands Of San Diego Kids Test Positive For Lead

Jan. 15
By Ebone Monet

A state audit has revealed thousands of San Diego children tested positive for lead poisoning and thousands more went untested despite a state mandate.

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