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Epidemiologist
Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Epidemiology Specialist
Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Epidemiologist
Greene County Health Department

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News-Leader.com | Local News

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"We're getting the word out to physicians and health care individuals to be on the lookout that it is in our community," said Linda DeGraffenreid, epidemiology specialist for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

HOW YOU GET IT
CA-MRSA is most frequently transmitted from person to person by close contact, like shaking hands with someone who has an open cut on his hand or holding grossly contaminated objects.


OSHAC Schedule - Safety Council of the Ozarks

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Linda DeGraffenried, Epidemiologist, Springfield-Greene County Health Department


The Drury Mirror

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Linda DeGraffenreid, epidemiologist of the Greene County Health Department, says the department supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's view: "The jury is still out about antibacterial soap."


Hepatitis ranges from uncomfortable illness to deadly virus : Hepatitis A Blog

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The Ozarks is not following the nationwide trend: Linda DeGraffenreid, epidemiologist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said HAV is the least common version locally.

"Currently we're seeing an increase in hepatitis C. Here and there we see B, and then rarely we see hepatitis A," DeGraffenreid said.
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Hepatitis A vaccinations are not standard for the public, but people who dine out a lot or who are traveling overseas to an area where there are more cases may want to consider being vaccinated, DeGraffenreid said.The CDC also suggests that men who have sex with men should be vaccinated.
The good news is that once someone has had hepatitis A, according to the CDC, they can never get it again.
The best way to prevent the spread of hepatitis A is by frequent hand-washing, DeGraffenreid said.
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"Hepatitis B and C are what we call blood-borne pathogens," DeGraffenreid said.
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Despite the higher number of cases there is no cause for alarm, officials say: The numbers are higher because more doctors are testing for it, DeGraffenreid said.
"Recently (they) are really starting to test for it.If you look for something you will find it, so that will skew the numbers," she said.
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People do not need to test for hepatitis C unless they have risk factors, DeGraffenreid said.


Hepatitis ranges from uncomfortable illness to deadly virus : Hepatitis A Blog

www.hepatitisblog.com [cached]

The Ozarks is not following the nationwide trend: Linda DeGraffenreid, epidemiologist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said HAV is the least common version locally.

"Currently we're seeing an increase in hepatitis C. Here and there we see B, and then rarely we see hepatitis A," DeGraffenreid said.
...
Hepatitis A vaccinations are not standard for the public, but people who dine out a lot or who are traveling overseas to an area where there are more cases may want to consider being vaccinated, DeGraffenreid said. The CDC also suggests that men who have sex with men should be vaccinated.
The good news is that once someone has had hepatitis A, according to the CDC, they can never get it again.
The best way to prevent the spread of hepatitis A is by frequent hand-washing, DeGraffenreid said.
...
"Hepatitis B and C are what we call blood-borne pathogens," DeGraffenreid said.
...
Despite the higher number of cases there is no cause for alarm, officials say: The numbers are higher because more doctors are testing for it, DeGraffenreid said.
"Recently (they) are really starting to test for it. If you look for something you will find it, so that will skew the numbers," she said.
...
People do not need to test for hepatitis C unless they have risk factors, DeGraffenreid said.

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