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First Case of Chikungunya Reported in St. Louis; Not Contracted in Area

St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.

07/29/2014

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Thousands May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis at Springfield Restaurant

As many as 5,000 people might have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Red Robin restaurant in Springfield.

05/22/2014

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City Health Department on Alert for MERS Virus

With the latest MERS case involving an Illinois man, the city health director says she wants to make sure if a case pops up here health officials can respond quickly to contain it.

05/19/2014

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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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Local Researchers Testing Hepatitis B Treatment for Children

More than 350 million people are chronically infected with the virus that causes severe liver damage and many kinds of health problems including liver cancer and death.

07/25/2013

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SLU Researchers Develop Virus Detection Technology

Dr. Adrian Bisceglie says practical applications could include identifying emerging viruses or combating terrorism.

06/19/2013

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Illinois Reports 6 People Ill with West Nile Virus

The human cases have been reported in Chicago, Evanston and several Chicago suburbs.

08/08/2012

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West Nile Mosquitoes Make 2012 Debut In St. Louis County

Tainted bugs have turned up in No. County, Normandy, Olivette, Jennings, elsewhere.

06/27/2012

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1st Human Case Of West Nile Reported In St. Louis County

The county health department says the 12 year-old boy was hospitalized briefly.

09/08/2011

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Positive West Nile Mosquitoes Found in St. Louis Co.

Mosquitoes with West Nile have been found in communities ranging from Lemay in the southern part of the county to Florissant.

06/23/2011

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