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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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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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