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The Ebola outbreak in Africa is worsening, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a special warning. But how likely is this deadly disease to show up in the U.S. or in St. Louis?
St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.
SSM Health Care and Dr. Armond Levy both confirm that his contract was not renewed.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Some residents have complained about the taste and smell.