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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27:  A health educator massages a drop of blood from a man's finger while conducting an HIV test at the Whitman-Walker Health Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center September 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Whitman-Walker Health is observing the annual National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with free testing at four different locations in the District of Columbia, where the overall HIV rate is 2.7 percent. Anything over one percent is considered a severe epidemic.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

HIV-AIDS Continues to Spread in Region Among White Gay Men

Gay white men taking chances is what St. Louis Health Department director Pam Walker says is largely to blame for the some 250 new HIV-AIDS cases each year in the region.


File photo of a fruit bat. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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.



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.



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.


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.



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


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Health Department Testing for Tuberculosis in Cardinal’s Office

Health Department says “public not at risk.”


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