Centers for Disease Control
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.
“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.
“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 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.
The overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.
Mary Coffey argues that such infections would be more preventable if hospitals were forced to publish transparent, timely data on their infection rates.
Currently, Missouri law states that “a mother may, with as much discretion as possible, breast-feed her child in any public or private location.”
“Influenza is notoriously unpredictable,” Curtis Allen with the Centers for Disease Control said.