Centers for Disease Control


CDC Report Finds Prevalence of Fatal Flu in Low-Risk Children

The Centers for Disease Control has found that over the past eight flu seasons, almost half of the kids who have died from the flu were otherwise healthy.


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Flu Shots Available in St. Louis Beginning Today

“All of us older than six months of age should be vaccinated against influenza this year and every year,” infectious diseases specialist Dr. William Schaffner said.


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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.


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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.


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.


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CDC: Alcohol Abuse Costs Missouri, Illinois Billions

The costs are added up from loss of workplace productivity, health care expenses, and other costs associated with drinking. 80,000 Americans die every year from drinking too much.



Teen Pregnancy Dropped in Missouri, Illinois

The overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.


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Attorney Warns of High Hospital Infection Rates

Mary Coffey argues that such infections would be more preventable if hospitals were forced to publish transparent, timely data on their infection rates.



Missouri Bill Aims To Ease Breast-Feeding Restrictions

Currently, Missouri law states that “a mother may, with as much discretion as possible, breast-feed her child in any public or private location.”


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Flu Numbers Continue To Rise Throughout Missouri

“Influenza is notoriously unpredictable,” Curtis Allen with the Centers for Disease Control said.




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