Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A diagnosed in Ava, Missouri food handler

Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Ruby Garden located at 812 S. Jefferson St. in Ava, Missouri. The investigation by the Douglas County Health Department found that this employee worked while infectious August 30-31. Ruby Garden is working with the Douglas County Health Department to prevent any new illnesses from […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A vaccine now recommended for all children ages 2-18

Nationwide, cases of hepatitis A are on the rise. Many states, including Missouri, are currently experiencing outbreaks, and the hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection. The hepatitis A vaccine is a two-dose vaccination. However, the first dose of hepatitis A provides 95 percent protection for up to 11 years […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A diagnosed in Washington, Missouri food handler

Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee at the Bob Evans restaurant located at 3151 Phoenix Center Drive, Washington, Missouri, 63090. The investigation by the Franklin County Health Department found that this employee worked while infectious during the timeframe of August 3-10. While it is uncommon for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A […]

Breastfeeding

Livingston County Health Center to host “Breastfeeding Baby Shower”

Livingston County Health Center is hosting a Breastfeeding Baby Shower for expectant and breastfeeding Moms Tuesday, August 13th at Celebrations at Jerseys from 5:30-7 p.m. The event will include a light supper, a few speakers, vendor booths, information about the benefits of breastfeeding and prize giveaways. Each Mom can bring one adult guest and will […]

Church with Steeple

United Methodist Church of Chillicothe to host fundraiser for Community Resource Center

Volunteers from the United Methodist Church of Chillicothe have brought dinner to the Community Resource Center each Wednesday night for several years.  In the month of May, the church will host a meal at the church to benefit the Resource Center. Pork loin, green beans, cheesy potato casserole, green salad, cake, and drinks will be […]

Green Hills Womens Shelter

Green Hills Women’s Shelter occupies new facilities; has need of volunteers

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter recently moved to a new location in Trenton. Trenton Police Chief and Shelter Board President Rex Ross reports that the plan at one time was to make the former shelter into transitional housing, however, the money was not there to make that happen, so the former shelter was sold. Work […]

Flooded land

Relief efforts for Nebraska flood victims have local collection sites

Donations of cleaning supplies, paper items, and non-perishable food can be dropped off at locations in Chillicothe and Gallatin to provide relief to Fremont and North Bend, Nebraska, which have been affected by flooding. Donations for Show Nebraska MO Love can be dropped off at the Chillicothe Hy-Vee and Dungy’s Market of Gallatin through March […]