State and Regional News

Missouri DHSS monitors recent severe pulmonary disease among e-cigarette users

    On Aug. 20, DHSS issued a health advisory to providers and partners regarding severe lung disease associated with vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports there have now been 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 22 states from June 28-Aug.20. The CDC is assisting several states in investigations of clusters of pulmonary illnesses linked to e-cigarette product use, or “vaping,” primarily among adolescents and young adults.

Be ready to rumble

• Temporary rumble strips provide advance warning of road conditions
    Motorists sometimes think they’ve encountered an obstacle or debris in the roadway, but that rumble on the road is there for a reason.
    Temporary rumble strips are just one of a number of safety devices used by the Missouri Department of Transportation to provide an additional layer of protection for everyone in work zones, whether you are working or driving.

MSHP wants you to plan a safe Labor Day weekend

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It's everyone's responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan--choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri's traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, wearing a seat belt or a life jacket--helps ensure a safer Labor Day weekend for everyone.