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Jefferson County resident tests positive for West Nile

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:29 Published in Local News

A person in Jefferson County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health officials say the patient actually suffered from a more severe strain of the illness known as West Nile Neuro-invasive disease. Residents of Jefferson County are being reminded to take precautions such as using insect repellents. Another tip, wear light-colored clothes in areas where mosquitoes are active.

To report a mosquito-breeding source in Jefferson County call 636-797-3737.

 

Woman with schizophrenia found in hospital

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 16:29 Published in Local News

An endangered person advisory has been lifted after a missing woman was found.

Catharyn Cannon suffers from schizophrenia and had wandered away from her home on Tuesday afternoon. Police say that Cannon was found today at a hospital.

No word on her condition.

Cannon walked away from her home around noon on Tuesday. Her family says that Catharyn may not speak when spoken to. 

Missouri's second dental school opens

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 16:26 Published in Local News

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The new dental school's initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.

Dentists are in short supply across much of the state. Missouri ranks 41 out of 50 states in adult oral health based on the percentage of adults who regularly visit the dentist. But the low number of dentists is not the only factor holding down the ranking.

 

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