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Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois

December 14, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois Flu Activity “Sporadic” in Missouri and Illinois Missouri has about two-thirds of the cases it had this time last year FRED BODIMER DECEMBER 12, 2018 – 8:08 AM T. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — It’s been a slow start to the local flu season. According to local health departments, flu […]

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Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis

December 14, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis December 12th, 2018in National NewsRead Time: 1 min. NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for […]

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Fentanyl Involved in Majority of St. Louis Overdose Deaths

December 5, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

Fentanyl Involved in Majority of St. Louis Overdose Deaths Synthetic fentanyl is driving the nearly record number of drug overdose deaths in the St. Louis area this year.  Associated Press : Nov. 26, 2018, at 12:54 p.m. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Synthetic fentanyl is driving the nearly record number of drug overdose deaths in the St. Louis […]

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Romaine Lettuce: How To Know If It’s Safe To Eat In Missouri

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Romaine Lettuce: How To Know If It’s Safe To Eat In Missouri An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has sickened 43 people in the United States. By J. Ryne Danielson, Patch Staff | Nov 28, 2018 2:21 pm ET MISSOURI — More cases of people becoming ill after eating romaine lettuce linked to E. coli bacteria have […]

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CDC: Missouri drug overdose death rates higher than national rate

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

CDC: Missouri drug overdose death rates higher than national rate By: Alyssa Toomey Posted: Nov 29, 2018 10:22 PM CST Updated: Nov 29, 2018 10:22 PM CST A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC report says drug overdose death rates in Missouri are higher than the national rate. Missouri is one of 20 states with […]

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Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases

December 5, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Columbia Fire Department trains to deal with infectious diseases By: Katie Greathouse Posted: Dec 03, 2018 06:25 PM CST Updated: Dec 03, 2018 06:25 PM CST   https://www.abc17news.com/39019c29-b67c-4f48-89b2-c89cfba6b457 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Members of the Columbia Fire Department participated in a training Monday on how to handle infections diseases. According to the department, the training covered a review of […]

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Overdose, suicide, murder: Stigma adds to pain of parents who lose adult children

November 21, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Overdose, suicide, murder: Stigma adds to pain of parents who lose adult children Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News-LeaderPublished 12:10 p.m. CT Nov. 21, 2018 When Amy Blasingim sat down to write her son’s obituary a couple of years ago, the Springfield mom couldn’t bring herself to include how Shea died. “There is such a stigma around addiction […]

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How to evade the leading cause of death in the United States

November 6, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

How to evade the leading cause of death in the United States By Ben Tinker CNN Posted Oct 19, 2018 (CNN) — Americans are afraid of a lot of things: public speaking, heights, snakes, clowns and flying, just to name a few. Only some of these things can kill you, and none of them are likely to. […]

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Missouri medical professional says temperature change not the cause for influenza, notes early outbreak

October 29, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

  Missouri medical professional says temperature change not the cause for influenza, notes early outbreak   Missouri medical professional says temperature change not the cause for influenza, notes early outbreak

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Polio-like illness affecting children across the country

October 17, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Polio-like illness affecting children across the country POSTED 8:43 PM, OCTOBER 16, 2018, BY DAN GRAY, UPDATED AT 12:10PM, OCTOBER 17, 2018 ST. LOUIS – A rare polio-like disease is affecting children across the country and St. Louis has its first reported case of acute flaccid myelitis. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed 62 cases of AFM across […]

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