“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.
Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.
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.
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.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that four people received donated organs from a man unknowingly infected with rabies.
In the last year, 20 people were infected by a rare but dangerous form of salmonella bacteria, and one person died in January.
The early nature of the cases, as well as the specific strings we are seeing, suggest this could be a bad flu year.
Health officials say many parents still aren’t convinced vaccinations are safe.
The CDC is calling it the Heartland Virus and it hit two farmers just north of St. Joseph in 2009.