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Rabid Bats Found in St. Louis County, Officials Warn Residents

Rabid bats were found in St. Louis County, prompting health officials to warn residents of the dangers in handling wildlife.

05/15/2014

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Health Department Battles Rare Case of Diphtheria

It’s a five-year-old boy from Ethiopia who has the illness, according to the St. Louis Health Department’s Dale Rigley.

10/08/2012

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Health Department Warns of HIV-Positive Prostitute

The person may have left town, Health Director Pam Walker says, but she says it’s another reason to stay away from prostitutes in the city.

09/24/2012

A billboard along Highway 64/40 gives motorists the bad news about the record setting temperatures in St. Louis on June 28, 2012. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Heat Sickens 13 Friday in St. Louis

Area hospitals are on alert for more cases, as heatwave continues.

06/30/2012

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St. Louis Health Department Finds No Active Tuberculosis at Busch Stadium

Health Director says two more workers tested positive, but she’s confident there are no active TB cases

04/14/2011

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Health Department Testing for Tuberculosis in Cardinal’s Office

Health Department says “public not at risk.”

04/11/2011