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MU School of Social Work researcher Dr. Leigh Tenkku Lepper is receiving funding for her research on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The grant is for more than one million dollars, and is aimed at enhancing prevention efforts towards FASD. Tenkku Lepper knows what needs to be done to increase prevention towards the disease.

"We will train them on the identification of what Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is, and in particular we will be doing discipline specific training," Tenkuu Lepper said.

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the hot seat.

It all started in mid-June, when the CDC announced that dozens of its scientists might have accidentally been exposed to anthrax.

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A new viral disease has been found in Missouri. That’s according to a report out of the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The virus, named the Heartland virus, was first observed in two northwest Missouri farmers. Scott Folk is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and is a co-author on the study. He first diagnosed the two farmers with a bacterial disease called erlichiosis, which symptoms include fever, muscle fatigue, headache and nausea.

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Missouri is among 12 states cited in a new government survey with very high obesity rates.