From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Lobbyist Money Help  

St. Louis Focusing Hepatitus Prevention on Restaurants

November 18, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

The St. Louis County Health Department says the only action their taking to prevent Hepatitus A right now is educating the public. Kristin Marinec reports from Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

The Centers for Disease Control says Missouri should consider offering routine Hepatitus A vaccinations for children.

The center says this solution is the most effective way to reduce the spread of the disease.

The number of cases in Missouri is almost twice the national average.

St. Louis Health Department Spokeswoman Ellen Waters says the county is focusing on educating restaruant employees.

Actuality:Waters
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents: St. Louis County Spokeswoman Ellen Waters says it is more of an educational effort to make people aware of possible risks. She says good hygiene is one method of prevention.

Waters says it is an ongoing battle. From the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec


A St. Louis Councilman is trying to make a Hepatitus A vaccination mandatory for all restaurant employees. Kristin Marinec tells us more from Jefferson City.

Story:
RunTime:
OutCue: SOC

St. Louis Councilman Jeff Wagener says he is concerned about the spread of Hepatitus A. He's asking the health department to strengthen the city's Hepatitus A prevention efforts.

Actuality:Wagener
RunTime:
OutCue:
Contents: St. Louis Councilman Jeff Wagener says he hopes to make vaccination mandatory so people can go into restaurants or day care facilities and not come in contact with the disease.

Currently the number of Hepatitus A cases in Missouri is almost twice the national average.

The Centers for Disease Control says the most effective way to prevent outbreaks is the routine vaccination of children.

Right now the vaccination of restaruant employees is voluntary. From the state capitol, I'm Kristin Marinec.