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Dog Adopted After Owner’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Suicide Note To Shelter

October 15, 2018 by in category Community in Missouri, Infectious Disease

Dog Adopted After Owner’s ‘Heartbreaking’ Suicide Note To Shelter “We have a happy ending to Shell’s tragic story,” Stray Rescue wrote on Instagram last week. By J. Ryne Danielson, Patch Staff | Oct 8, 2018 12:27 pm ET | Updated Oct 8, 2018 1:36 pm ET ST. LOUIS, MO — Shell the dog has a new home after Stray Rescue of St. […]

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Bulging eyes and arguing with buildings: New cases of flakka use reported in Missouri

October 15, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Bulging eyes and arguing with buildings: New cases of flakka use reported in Missouri BY LISA GUTIERREZ lgutierrez@kcstar.com October 04, 2018 10:19 AM Police in Bonne Terre, Missouri, report two new cases of people suspected of using the street drug flakka, a synthetic bath salt known to cause bizarre behavior and sometimes death. This time, […]

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New, dangerous form of heroin arrives in Missouri, claims first life

September 20, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

New, dangerous form of heroin arrives in Missouri, claims first life “Getting ahead of this drug is going to be the most effective keeping people safe and ultimately alive,” said Aaron Laxton, the program manager of the Missouri Network of Opiate Reform and Recovery. Author: Chris Davis Published: 2:00 PM CDT September 17, 2018 Updated: 2:00 PM CDT […]

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St. Louis is seeing a surge of drug overdoses due to ‘speedballing’ meth and fentanyl

September 13, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

St. Louis is seeing a surge of drug overdoses due to ‘speedballing’ meth and fentanyl It’s called “speedballing” — mixing crystal meth and fentanyl. Just by themselves, both are incredibly dangerous. Combining them together is becoming deadly. Author: Chris Davis Published: 10:26 PM CDT September 11, 2018 Updated: 9:38 AM CDT September 12, 2018 ST. LOUIS — St. […]

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Fentanyl found at Missouri jail; 3 jailers hospitalized

September 5, 2018 by in category Cleaning, Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

Fentanyl found at Missouri jail; 3 jailers hospitalized The Associated Press September 04, 2018 09:53 AM BENTON, MO.  Authorities say three southwest Missouri jailers have been taken to a hospital and a white powdery substance that was found at the jail has tested positive for fentanyl. The Sikeston Standard-Democrat reports that the three jailers were […]

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Many inmates, guards, and nurses treated for overdoses at Ohio prison

August 30, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

Many inmates, guards, and nurses treated for overdoses at Ohio prison POSTED 9:57 AM, AUGUST 29, 2018, BY JOE MILLITZER, UPDATED AT 09:58AM, AUGUST 29, 2018 CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Many first responders are at a prison in southern Ohio after inmates, officers and nurses were exposed to an unknown substance. The Chillicothe Gazette reports that emergency crews from at least […]

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Opioid epidemic awareness rally slated for Friday

August 30, 2018 by in category Crime Scene, Infectious Disease

Opioid epidemic awareness rally slated for Friday August 30th, 2018by Helen Wilbers Fulton resident Christa Daro is sick of watching the opioid addiction epidemic ravage families — her own and others. That’s why she has organized a rally for International Overdose Awareness Day at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park. It’s one of many rallies slated […]

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St. Charles County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Companies, Distributors

August 22, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

St. Charles County Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Companies, Distributors Published: 20 August 2018 St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced today the County has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug distributors for their aggressive and fraudulent marketing of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to a drug epidemic throughout the County and […]

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Food-borne illness on the rise – here’s how to stay safe

August 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

Food-borne illness on the rise – here’s how to stay safe By Blythe Bernhard St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul 31, 2018 Lettuce and raw turkey, typical culprits for food poisoning, have already been linked to outbreaks this year — but the germs also have been found in more surprising sources, such as cereal and crackers. “There’s […]

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SSM doctor concerned over Salmonella outbreak in Perry County

August 16, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

SSM doctor concerned over Salmonella outbreak in Perry County POSTED 9:37 PM, AUGUST 14, 2018, BY DERRION HENDERSON ST. LOUIS – It seems like every week, if not every day, there`s an alert to return or stop eating something in your fridge. However, this latest alert comes from one of the world`s most popular fast-food chains. You […]

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