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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Workers with the union 32BJ, many of them airline cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and wheelchair attendants, participate in a class on how to better protect themselves from infectious diseases in the wake of increased concerns around the Ebola virus on October 9, 2014 in New York City. The infectious disease training classes will be ongoing and teach members how to wear protective clothing and to safely handle potentially harmful body fluids they may come in contact with. It was announced on Wednesday that five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Missouri Republicans Call for Ebola Travel Ban

Some Missouri lawmakers are concerned the state isn't doing enough to prevent an Ebola outbreak.

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Local Hospitals Now Have New, Tougher Ebola Care Guidelines

The revised recommendations include protective covering from head to toe and the use of a site manager to supervise the donning and removal of protective gear.

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County Council Unanimously Passes Resolution to Speed Up Coldwater Creek Cleanup

The council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night calling for more money for the Army Corps of Engineers to ramp up the effort.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

Several nurses stood across the street from St. Louis University Hospital on Oct. 20, 2014, with a banner that read "Don't Blame Nurses - Protect Them - Stop Ebola." (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Union Nurses Give List of Demands Regarding Ebola Care to Administrators

Several nurses stood across the street from St. Louis University Hospital this morning and unfurled a banner that read “Don’t Blame Nurses – Protect Them – Stop Ebola.”

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Expert Says Stinging Caterpillars Rare in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won’t encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.

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Ebola Fears Hitting the Chocolate Industry

A majority of cocoa beans are grown and harvested in West Africa, which is being ravaged by the Ebola outbreak.

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UPDATED: Stericycle Reaches Agreement with Koster on Handling Ebola Medical Waste

Stericycle released a statement saying it has reached a voluntary agreement with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster “confirming that it has not, and will not, accept, store or treat Ebola-contaminated waste in its St. Louis facility.”

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Study: Time Matters in Treatment of Stroke Victims

Two studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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