Health Department

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What to Look For in Detecting Serious Respiratory Illness

A nasty cold-type virus is hitting children hard in several midwestern states, including Missouri, where state health officials have confirmed three local cases.


A St. Louis County pool inspector tests the water at the Frontenac Hilton. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Pool Inspectors Hit the Streets Today, Three Days After Opening

Health department says it was — and is — safe to go in the water.


A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop & David Burke NYC event. Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Cupcake Bill Could Protect Small Businesses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – Last month, 11-year-old Chloe Sterling of Madison County had her cupcake business shut down by the health department. This month, an Illinois lawmaker is filing a bill that would allow her […]


Record-Breaking Heat Wave Hits Southern California

Ferguson Woman Found Dead in Unairconditioned Home

St. Louis County has reported its first heat-related death this summer.


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West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found in Metro East

The Madison County Health Department says West Nile positive mosquitoes have been found in Bethalto, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon and Meadowbrook.


Health Commissioner Melba Moore

Alderman’s Plan Calls for Condom Distribution in Barber Shops, Salons

Health Commissioner Melba Moore is in favor of a bill that would lift old restrictions on condom distribution in St. Louis.


El Maguey on Manchester Rd. in Manchester. (

El Maguey in West County Not Expected To Open This Weekend

A St. Louis County health official says the sewage leak was one of the worst he’s seen in a while.


St. Louis County Health Department Director Dr. Dolores Gunn and County Executive Charlie Dooley (KMOX/File)

$580,231 Discovered in St. Louis County Bank Account

The dollars were deposited in 1985-86, after the sale of the old County Hospital’s land.


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Officials Warn Residents Near Steam Pipe Explosion to Keep Windows Closed

Small amounts of ground level asbestos has been detected near the broken pipe.


Record-Breaking Heat Wave Hits Southern California

More St. Louis-area Deaths Blamed On Heat

In 10 of the 16 deaths in the region, homes had air conditioners that were either off or not working.



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