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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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Officials: MERS Did Not Spread to Illinois Man

Health officials are backtracking on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread to an Illinois man from a traveler he’d met in a business meeting.

05/28/2014

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Oklahoma: Man Dies After Acquiring Heartland Virus

An Oklahoma man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness, state health officials said Tuesday.

05/28/2014

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Lawsuit Filed after Hepatitis Scare in Springfield

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Red Robin restaurant after customers at a Springfield restaurant were exposed to hepatitis A.

05/28/2014

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Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis at Springfield Restaurant

As many as 5,000 people might have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield.

05/22/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Lawmakers Demanding Answers After Obamacare Contractor Reportedly Paid Employees To Do Nothing

Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul were paid to do nothing.

05/16/2014

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Study: Obese Women Less Likely To Breast Feed

According to a new study, obese mothers are not likely to breast-feed.

04/30/2014

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