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St. Louis, MO: "At least six children die from asthma ...in St. Louis every year"

Sept 9, 2017, KPLR-TV, St. Louis, MO: Pulse of St. Louis – Combating asthma in St. Louis and Alzheimer’s awareness http://kplr11.com/2017/09/09/pulse-of-st-louis-combating-asthma-in-st-louis-and-alzheimers-awareness/ At least six children die from asthma in the city of St. Louis every year. Research shows the lung disease, which impacts breathing, is the leading cause of absenteeism in the St. Louis Public School District. On The Pulse of St. Louis, see how the school district is partnering with the American Lung Association to combat a problem that is growing at an alarming rate. VIDEO: Reporter: “Thousands of students in the St. Louis Public School District are impacted by the incurable illness.” Surilla Shaw, School Nurse Coordinator: “Asthma is our number one diagnosis in the district. We have between three and four thousand diagnosed cases.” Reporter: “That’s one reason the district is working with the American Lung Association to educate teachers, students, and parents about the condition.”