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A nurse uses a syringe to prepare an injection of the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination at an MMR drop-in clinic. (Photo: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Measles Outbreaks Worry Health Officials

New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control show there are more cases of measles this year in the United States than any other year since 1996.

09/13/2013

The U.S. pork industry is facing a deadly swine virus that has now spread to 13 different states, with more than 100 positive cases being found since the virus was diagnosed just last month. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Deadly Pig Virus Outbreak Spreads To 13 States

The U.S. pork industry is facing a deadly swine virus that has now spread to 13 different states, with more than 100 positive cases being found since the virus was diagnosed just last month.

06/25/2013

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Study: 74% of Missourians Ban Smoking in Their Homes

Do you allow people to smoke in your home? What about in your car?

05/17/2013

File photo of a needle being filled with a vaccine. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Illinois Transplant Patient Getting Anti-Rabies Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that four people received donated organs from a man unknowingly infected with rabies.

03/15/2013

Three young hedgehogs eat cat food in Berlin, on October 1, 2012. (WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Hedgehog Alert! Prickly Pets Can Carry Salmonella

In the last year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died in January.

02/01/2013

Photo: Thinkstock

Flu Season Is The Earliest In 10 Years

The early nature of the cases, as well as the specific strings we are seeing, suggest this could be a bad flu year.

12/04/2012

Getty/Joe Raedle

Missouri Lagging Behind In MMR Immunizations

Health officials say many parents still aren’t convinced vaccinations are safe.

09/07/2012

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New Virus Found in Missouri Farmers

The CDC is calling it the Heartland Virus and it hit two farmers just north of St. Joseph in 2009.

08/30/2012

Salmonella outbreak

A Dozen Cases of Salmonella Confirmed in Missouri

People who recently bought cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana are being advised to throw them out.

08/21/2012

Obesity, Getty Images, photo credit Mario Tama

Missouri Losing the Battle of the Bulge

Missouri made it into the top 12 obese states with 30-point-3 percent of the population unable to turn down that second corn dog.

08/14/2012

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