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UPDATE: 8 Dead from Legionnaires’ Disease at Quincy Veterans’ Home

The death toll from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state’s public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely.

09/01/2015

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Mumps Outbreak Centered at University of Illinois

More than two-thirds of the state’s 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

07/28/2015

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Local Pediatrician Concerned About Mumps Outbreak

A local pediatrician is concerned about this week’s mumps outbreak in and around Columbia, Missouri.

07/24/2015

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Health Officials Declare Disneyland-Linked Measles Outbreak Over

California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

04/17/2015

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Vaccine Developed for Canine Influenza

There have been no confirmed, suspected or reported cases of the Canine Influenza in Missouri, but if there is an outbreak in the state, there is now a vaccine. The key is acting quickly.

04/14/2015

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Measles Make it to Illinois; How Safe are Children in St. Louis?

“If a baby gets the measles, it could be absolutely devastating,” says SLU Care pediatrician Dr. Ken Haller. “That’s why it’s just really incumbent on everyone to make sure that anyone who can get vaccinated, does get vaccinated.”

02/06/2015

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Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

12/19/2014

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, take part via video conference on a meeting on the impact of the Ebola crisis during the IMF  World Bank 2014 Annual Meeting on October 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Seated from left are: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Guinea President Alpha Conde, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

African Leaders: Ebola Could Lead To Food Crisis

Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday.

10/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Workers with the union 32BJ, many of them airline cabin cleaners, terminal cleaners and wheelchair attendants, participate in a class on how to better protect themselves from infectious diseases in the wake of increased concerns around the Ebola virus on October 9, 2014 in New York City. The infectious disease training classes will be ongoing and teach members how to wear protective clothing and to safely handle potentially harmful body fluids they may come in contact with. It was announced on Wednesday that five airports across the United States will start screening passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Health Official: ‘We Are Prepared for a Possible Ebola Patient in Missouri’

Missouri health department director says there’s probably a little bit of an overreaction from the public, but it’s better to be prepared.

10/10/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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