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  • Scourge of the City

    In honor of UCSF’s 150th anniversary, UCSF Magazine traces the battle with tuberculosis, a disease that’s woven into San Francisco’s and the University's history.

    TB ward from early 1900’s.
  • Understanding Ebola

    UCSF pathologist Charles Chiu answers some key questions about why the Ebola outbreak has spread so far, how it might be contained and what the real dangers are for people in the U.S.

  • UCSF Team Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Agreement with CDC

    A UCSF-based team has been awarded a multimillion-dollar, five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention in five areas: HIV, hepatitis, STI (sexually transmitted infections), TB (tuberculosis), and school health.

  • Sri Lanka Celebrates Two Years Without Malaria

    Sri Lanka has not reported a local case of malaria since October 2012. If it can remain malaria-free for one more year, the country will be eligible to apply to the World Health Organization for malaria-free certification.

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  • Campus, Medical Center Leadership Get Vaccinated

    Campus and medical center leadership rolled up their sleeves to kick off flu vaccination season. UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS; UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret; UCSF Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Antrum, RN, MSHA; School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov, RN, PhD; and School of Pharmacy Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, were among the first to get vaccinated at a cowboy-themed “Flu Shot Roundup” event held Oct. 2 at Cole Hall, where many donned Western bandanas.

  • No Excuses for Skipping Your Annual Flu Shot

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 5-20 percent of Americans come down with the flu every year, so getting your flu shot is as important as ever.

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  • A Diagnosis Just in Time

    Joshua Osborn was fighting for his life against a mysterious ailment. With his options dwindling, a team at UCSF employed advanced DNA sequencing technology to track down the culprit.

  • Rare Polio-Like Disease in California

    Over the past 18 months, physicians in California have observed on rare occasions what may be a new disease, one in which patients, usually children, quickly and permanently lose muscle function in an arm or leg.

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  • UCSF Receives $15 Million for Malaria Elimination Campaign

    UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group has received a $15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a pioneering effort to help nearly three dozen countries eliminate malaria within their borders.

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  • UCSF Offers Free Flu Shots Through November 4

    Beginning Sept. 30, UCSF will offer all faculty, staff, students, trainees and volunteers with an identification badge a free shot to prevent influenza.

  • Adenoviruses May Pose Risk for Monkey-to-Human Leap

    Adenoviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds, flu-like symptoms and sometimes even death, but now UCSF researchers have discovered that a new species of adenovirus can spread from primate to primate, and potentially from monkey to human.

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  • Hantavirus: Be Careful, Not Fearful

    Hantavirus, a potentially fatal virus transmitted by rodents such as deer mice, is making news following an unusual outbreak at a popular tourist area of Yosemite National Park. The recent cases are a reminder for campers to be cautious, but not necessarily fearful, according to UCSF infectious diseases expert Charles Chiu.

  • Mysterious Snake Disease Decoded

    A novel virus has been identified as the possible cause of a common but mysterious disease that kills a significant number of pet snakes all over the world, thanks to research led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)—and three snakes named Juliet, Balthazar and Larry.

  • Hepatitis C: Urgency to Fight Viral Foe Grows in the Suburbs and on the Streets

    <p>At the edge of a San Francisco neighborhood that has been riddled with drug addiction for decades, UCSF epidemiologist Kimberly Page, PhD, MPS, leads a research team that provides outreach, screening and prevention programs for drug users, those who are especially vulnerable to hepatitis C infection.</p>

  • Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Among Asian Americans

    <p>Liver cancer is expected to become more common in the United States in coming years. “It’s deadly and it’s preventable,” says UCSF physician and researcher Tung Nguyen, MD.</p>

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  • Hepatitis: UCSF and San Francisco at Ground Zero

    <p>Viral hepatitis chronically infects between 3.5 and 5.2 million people in the U.S. and more than 30,000 in San Francisco, alone —&nbsp;but only about one in three people who are infected know it, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.</p>

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