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June 12, 2019 - 2:53 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A local pediatrician says he's not surprised by a new study that finds the whooping cough vaccine becomes less effective over time. This new study published in the journal Pediatrics found the risk of contracting whooping cough -- or pertussis -- increased as children were...
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Fred Bodimer
June 05, 2019 - 4:17 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worst measles outbreak in 27 years continues to grow -- despite repeated pleas for people to get vaccinated. Missouri and Illinois are two of the 26 states that have recorded cases of the measles so far this year. 41 new cases nationally last week. 981 total in the United...
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 26: In this photo illustration sterile water is prepared for a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, at the Salt Lake County Health Department on April 26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo Illustration by George Frey/Getty Images)
Fred Bodimer
April 29, 2019 - 3:06 am
(KMOX) — A record-setting number of measles cases in the United States already this year -- the highest in 25 years -- and it's not just kids who are getting the illness. Adults are among some of the latest to come down with the measles -- leaving some to wonder if the vaccinations they received as...
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In this handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection is seen at a New York hospital in 1958.
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March 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm
The federal judge cited an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York.
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4/25/2017 - File photo dated 23/01/16 of a brood of hens. Health chiefs have lifted a bird flu ban which took free range chickens and eggs off dinner tables around the country. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
March 12, 2019 - 2:18 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The National Institutes of Health is calling on Saint Louis University researchers once again to work on a possible avian flu vaccine. "There is an H7N9 avian influenza virus that is circulating in Asia and people are concerned this may be a future cause of pandemic flu," said Dr...
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In this handout from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the skin of a patient after three days of measles infection is seen at a New York hospital in 1958.
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February 28, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Any travelers who were at Midway between 9 p.m. and midnight on February 22 should assume they were exposed to measles.
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8/22/2018 - File photo dated 25/04/13 of a measles vaccination being administered. New university students should ensure they have been vaccinated against measles following outbreaks of the highly infectious illness, health officials have said. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
Fred Bodimer
February 04, 2019 - 7:27 am
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A new push for the measles vaccine, as cases of the highly contagious virus grow in the Pacific Northwest. "My concern is that enough people aren't immunizing their kids," says SLU Care's Dr. Ken Haller . "We might start getting to a point where we have a critical mass un-...
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September 25, 2018 - 9:31 am
Public health officials in Illinois are calling on residents to get their flu shots.
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June 14, 2018 - 8:19 am
More than 2700 people have emailed St. Louis University School of Medicine for information about a new universal flu vaccine study
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March 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
Researchers say booster shots for mumps may be important, as a new study suggests immunity from the childhood shots can wear off.
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