STUDENT DIAGNOSED WITH HEPATITIS A IN BUTLER COUNTY
Health officials in Butler County say that an area student has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
Officials with the Butler County Health Department tell KWOC News that a child, who attends Poplar Bluff Senior High, has been diagnosed with the virus and is receiving medical treatment from a health care provider.
MISSOURI SENATOR DISCUSSES OPIOID EPIDEMIC DURING STOP IN POPLAR BLUFF
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt was in Poplar Bluff Tuesday to discuss efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Senator Blunt was a part of a roundtable discussion at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center to discuss the epidemic with medical professionals, law enforcement, and community leaders.
Blunt recently announced that Missouri will receive $31.5 million in opioid grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. That includes $18.36 million in state opioid response grant funding, in addition to the $10 million grant Missouri received earlier this year.
MULTIPLE COMMUNTIY FLU CLINICS SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH IN BUTLER COUNTY
Multiple flu clinics have been scheduled for this month in Butler County.
Officials with the Butler County Health Department say that it is important to remember to protect yourself, family members, and the community from spreading the flu virus. Preventative measures include washing your hands and receiving a flu vaccine.
A flu clinic has been scheduled for October 24th from 1 to 4 pm at the Butler County Health Department. Additional clinics will be held later this month at the Health Department as well as at schools in the Poplar Bluff, Neelyville, and Twin Rivers School Districts.