An outbreak of infections caused by a bacterium called Elizabethkingia anophelis has killed 20 people in three states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was first reported in Wisconsin, and has now spread to Illinois and Michigan. The bacteria is found in the soil but it is unusual to see it cause infections in humans, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh.
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What is Elizabethkingia and how do you get it?
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Downtown Modesto gains a Shire
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Olympian Kendall Wesenberg speaks at Central Catholic’s Career Day
Stockton Diocese's new bishop installed in Modesto ceremony
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that bite the skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. They hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and objects around a bed. Dr. Bobbi Pruitt of the Mayo Clinic describes some methods for tackling these unwanted hitchhikers.
Doctors at Memorial Medical Center have introduced transcatheter aortic valve replacement as an alternative to open-heart surgery to treat life-threatening aortic valve stenosis. As shown in this animation, a catheter is inserted in the patient and threaded to the heart to replace the aortic valve.
Andrew Holland died while in custody at San Luis Obispo County Jail in 2017, after being restrained for 46 hours. This is a look at the events that led to his death, the county's response and the inmates who have died in custody since Holland.
Kimberly Helms Lewis cited this voice mail from District Attorney Larry Morse II to Public Defender Dave Elgin as at least part of the reason relations have soured between the two offices in recent years, saying she believes the county and its voters are ready for a change in leadership.
The new reptile pet store The Serpentarium has opened in Modesto near Vintage Faire Mall. It sells snakes, lizards, spiders, frogs and more as well as the supplies and accessories needed for their care. (Marijke Rowlandfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Modesto‘s first winter Olympian Kendall Wesenberg spoke at Central Catholic High‘s Career Day on Friday, March 16, 2018. Wesenberg encouraged the students to embrace their strengths, but not to be afraid to be adventurous or curious along the career path.
Catholic ritual, pageantry and prayer ushered in a new era for the Diocese of Stockton on Thursday as Central Valley native Myron Cotta was installed as its new bishop during a ceremony at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
Students in Modesto, Turlock, Ceres and Riverbank on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, joined the March 14 national school walkout to protest gun violence in schools. Video provided by Jeff Farrow, Joe Cortez and Mike Dunbar. Photo provided by Camille Vega.