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Millions Receiving Antibiotic-Resistant Illnesses

“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.

09/18/2013

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CDC: 64 Percent of Mo. Toddlers Fully Vaccinated

Missouri is above the national average for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine as well as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A vaccines.

09/17/2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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