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A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) puts on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry. A Liberian man has been hospitalised in Lagos with Ebola-like symptoms, but it is not yet clear if he is infected with the killer virus, Nigerian officials said on July 24. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river in that country. AFP PHOTO / CELLOU BINANI        (Photo credit should read CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is ‘Very Low,’ Expert Says

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?

07/31/2014

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First Case of Chikungunya Reported in St. Louis; Not Contracted in Area

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.

07/29/2014

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SSM Parting Ways With Neurosurgeon Who Operated on Wrong Side of Woman’s Brain

SSM Health Care and Dr. Armond Levy both confirm that his contract was not renewed.

07/23/2014

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First Bird Confirmed to Have West Nile Virus in 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.

06/05/2014

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St. Louis Water Smells, But Safe to Drink

Some residents have complained about the taste and smell.

06/04/2014

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