vaccine

Measles virus cells concept as microscopic infectious disease inside a human body as a 3d illustration.
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Fred Bodimer
December 06, 2019 - 4:04 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The worldwide surge in measles cases is causing major concern -- especially for children. New estimates show more than 140-thousand people have died from measles globally in 2018. Most of those who died were children under five. "Recently, we've had some measles outbreaks and I'...
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Fred Bodimer
October 25, 2019 - 4:35 pm
One of the big topics discussed in this week's show is a new cancer-fighting vaccine.
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Fred Bodimer
October 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Both Missouri and Illinois currently report minimal flu activity with 139 confirmed cases in Missouri.
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Fred Bodimer
October 23, 2019 - 11:04 am
(KMOX) — Should adolescents be required to make a special immunization visit to their doctor at age 16? Some doctors' groups are recommending just that. The visit would allow pediatricians and parents to sit down and review the vaccine schedule and find out if there are any holes in it — like...
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Fred Bodimer
October 15, 2019 - 5:17 pm
(KMOX) — Vaccine researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine are looking for volunteers in a new influenza study that is a bit different from all the rest. This research study aims to understand what happens when a person is infected with the flu virus. "This study will involve...
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Fred Bodimer
September 23, 2019 - 5:30 am
"I would say it's one of the most important things you can do all winter," Dr. Kristina Anderson tells KMOX.
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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 10:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — Four Missouri families who don’t want to vaccinate their children allege in a lawsuit that the children’s schools and state health officials have made it increasingly difficult to file religious exemptions. The Kansas City Star reports that a federal judge has already...
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Fred Bodimer
August 29, 2019 - 5:15 pm
The biggest outbreak in America is occurring in New York state — where a nearly year-long measles outbreak has hit a community of Orthodox Jews, many of whom oppose vaccination.
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August 14, 2019 - 12:28 pm
WASHINGTON, Mo. (KMOX) — Franklin County health officials are taking action after an employee at a Bob Evans restaurant in Washington was diagnosed with hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious viral infection of the liver, according to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services...
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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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