illness http://kcur.org en Two Cases Of Rare Chikungunya Virus Diagnosed In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/two-cases-rare-chikungunya-virus-diagnosed-kansas <p>Two adults in Sedgwick County, Kan., in the south-central part of the state, have been diagnosed with a rare virus after returning from separate trips to the Caribbean.</p><p>The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus can result in joint pain and weakness that may last for years, but Kansas health officials say local transmission is highly unlikely.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:50:50 +0000 Alex Smith 58356 at http://kcur.org Two Measles Cases In Johnson County Spur Investigation http://kcur.org/post/two-measles-cases-johnson-county-spur-investigation <p>Kansas state health officials confirmed two cases of measles in Johnson County Friday. The cases may be linked to four others on the Missouri side of Kansas City.</p><p>Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokeswoman Aimee Rosenow&nbsp;says everyone at risk of exposure is being contacted, and the investigation into the two Johnson County cases is ongoing.</p><p>One of the patients is an unvaccinated child, the other is an adult.&nbsp;</p><p>"We're not certain of the vaccination status of the adult, but they are connected," she says.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:02:12 +0000 Bryan Thompson 56949 at http://kcur.org Tuberculosis Confirmed In Johnson County http://kcur.org/post/tuberculosis-confirmed-johnson-county <p>State and local health officials have confirmed a case of tuberculosis in Johnson County, Kan. A patient who was treated at Overland Park Regional Medical Center last September has an active case of the airborne disease.</p><p>Officials say spread of the disease requires very close contact with an infected person, so it’s highly unlikely that it has spread to anyone else. Health officials have identified about 100 people who need to be tested for TB, as a precaution.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:00:51 +0000 Bryan Thompson 46457 at http://kcur.org Johnson County Elementary School Closed Due To Illness http://kcur.org/post/johnson-county-elementary-school-closed-due-illness <p>A suburban Kansas City elementary school will remain closed until Monday due to an as-yet-undetermined gastro-intestinal illness. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:20:04 +0000 Bryan Thompson 22948 at http://kcur.org Johnson County Elementary School Closed Due To Illness