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CDC monitoring 107 measles cases in 21 states

August 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

  CDC monitoring 107 measles cases in 21 states Measles cases are spreading across 21 states, including Missouri and Illinois. Author: KSDK Staff Published: 11:55 AM CDT August 14, 2018 Updated: 3:43 PM CDT August 15, 2018 So far this year, 107 people have contracted the measles across the United States, according to the CDC. That includes Missouri and […]

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34 sickened in southeast Missouri salmonella outbreak

August 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

34 sickened in southeast Missouri salmonella outbreak POSTED 11:00 AM, AUGUST 14, 2018, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 10:59AM, AUGUST 14, 2018 PERRYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people. The Southeast Missourian reports that the cause hasn’t been determined. Perry County Health Department communicable disease coordinator Sheila Hahs says […]

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Mice-borne hantavirus kills young mom; here’s what you need to know

August 9, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Kiley Lane, a 27-year-old New Mexico mother who spent more than two months in ICU fighting a rare pulmonary disease caused by a virus carried by mice, died last week. YouCaring Mice-borne hantavirus kills young mom; here’s what you need to know BY LISA GUTIERREZ April 23, 2018 01:10 PM Updated April 27, 2018 08:48 AM […]

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Her boss thought she was stealing from nursing home patients. It was fentanyl, Missouri sheriff says

July 30, 2018 by in category Crime Scene

Deborah Smith, 27, was arrested on suspicion of felony stealing on a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Courtesy photo Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Her boss thought she was stealing from nursing home patients. It was fentanyl, Missouri sheriff says BY KAITLYN ALANIS kalanis@wichitaeagle.com July 26, 2018 11:51 AM The director of a Missouri nursing home […]

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Opioid Summit and awareness march planned for Aug. 31

July 30, 2018 by in category Our Services

Opioid Summit and awareness march planned for Aug. 31; register now for free events Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 3:31 p.m. CT July 28, 2018 A free, all-day Opioid Summit will be held on Aug. 31, Overdose Awareness Day, on the Missouri State University campus. The event will feature experts and recovering addicts who will share about […]

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Day raises awareness of dangers of hepatitis

July 30, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Day raises awareness of dangers of hepatitis July 28th, 2018by Joe Gamm Today is World Hepatitis Day — a day intended to raise awareness of the global effects of viral hepatitis. It is estimated 300 million people worldwide live with hepatitis and don’t know it. The disease causes 1.34 million deaths annually. Two-thirds of liver cancer […]

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Gunman chases victim down St. Louis street before opening fire

July 26, 2018 by in category Crime Scene

Gunman chases victim down St. Louis street before opening fire By Rachel Rice St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul 24, 2018 Police investigate the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old man at the intersection of Chippewa Street and Minnesota Avenue on Monday, July 23, 2018. Photo by Rachel Rice, rrice@post-dispatch.com UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with victim’s name. ST. LOUIS • […]

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