Missouri Health Officials Prepare for Zika VirusMissouri health officials say so far, so good. There are no cases of the Zika Virus that have found their way into Missouri yet through citizens who have traveled abroad.
Local Disease Specialists Warn of Zika Virus"In adults, they don't typically have problems; they don't have many symptoms - sometimes just a fever, maybe a rash," he says. "The concern is for pregnant women. That's the big fear."
National Health Survey to Collect Data in St. Clair CountyThe letters will be followed by screening interviews and, for some, physical exams.
Water System Blamed in Fatal Legionnaire's Disease OutbreakA summer Legionnaire's disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home and sickened dozens more was likely spread by an aging water system at a 129-year-old facility that lacked several safeguards.
Flu Numbers Down Across St. LouisThe peak flu activity here usually begins in mid January.
Report Shows STD Decline in St. Louis, Still Leads at No. 1St. Louis city communicable disease specialist Becki Davis says STDs know no borders.
CDC Approves Two New Meningitis VaccinesA local pediatrician applauds the CDC’s approval of two expensive new meningitis vaccines.
Health Officials Say 2 Men Died of Malaria in SpringfieldCerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip.
Woman With Deadly Form Of Tuberculosis Spent Time In MissouriHealth officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact with a woman with a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis.
Recent Influenza Outbreak Seen in DogsAn outbreak of canine influenza in Chicago has already killed 1,000 dogs, and city officials are calling it an epidemic.
CDC Adds E-Cigarettes to Anti-Smoking Campaign"Many children are using e-cigarettes and getting hooked on nicotine."
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 DeathsHealth officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.