Kansas City Missouri Health Department

7:56 am
Mon July 7, 2014

KC Health Department Teaching Classes On Pesticide-Free Pest Control

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Michael Swoyer from the Kansas City Health Department receives a lot of calls from residents with bedbugs.

Unfortunately, he says there's not much the city can do to help them — exterminating bedbugs is a time-consuming and expensive business.

So, Swoyer and the Kansas City Health Department are organizing classes for the general public on how to prevent rats, mice and bedbugs from colonizing in homes – and what people should do if they’re already there.

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5:40 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Interactive Map: Region Continues To Battle Whooping Cough Outbreak

Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, head of infectious disease at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Elana Gordon KCUR

Area health officials are cautioning that whooping cough, which notably broke out in Johnson County this past spring, continues to be a problem throughout the Kansas City region. 

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2:45 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Back-To-School Rush: Health Department Expands Vaccine Clinic


Health officials in Kansas City, Mo. are bracing for the annual back-to-school “rush” of parents and children coming in for needed immunizations before school begins.

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