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 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.”



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.


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.


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.


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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.


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Sydney Norovirus Continues to Hit St. Louis Hard

There have been at least 269 individual cases of people getting sick in Missouri.



St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville Warn Patients of Possible Meningitis Outbreak

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital announced 26 patients were given the possibly tainted medicine.


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Chicago Doctor Expects More Meningitis Cases

An estimated 350 Illinoisans may have been exposed to the product.


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Few West Nile Cases Reported in Missouri

The CDC says more than 1,100 human infections have been reported in 40 states



Severe Strain of Pink Eye Found in St. Louis

And this time it’s not just affecting children.




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