flu vaccine http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/answering-your-questions-about-st-louis-regions-flu-outbreak <p>In the past few weeks,<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-cases-rise-young-people-hard-hit" target="_blank"> the St. Louis region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases</a>. The dangerous H1N1 strand that appeared in 2009 is back, and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus" target="_blank">nine people have already died</a> of the illness at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:52:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 33005 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak It's Back! Flu Spreads (Again) In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/its-back-flu-spreads-again-st-louis <p>It’s winter again in St. Louis ― and that means the start of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/">flu season</a>.</p><p>Dr. Faisal Khan with the <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/InfluenzaInformation">St. Louis County Department of Health</a> says he’s seen a sharp spike in the number of reported flu cases in the past couple of weeks.</p><p>He says that quick uptick is normal for this time of year, and it’s too soon to tell whether the current pattern will continue.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32548 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org It's Back! Flu Spreads (Again) In St. Louis Flu, Flu Everywhere? Mapping The Flu Near You http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-flu-everywhere-mapping-flu-near-you <p><em>Updated 3:21 p.m. with additional city data.</em></p><p>As our Julie Bierach <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-strong-and-early-year-be-prepared-second-peak">reported yesterday</a>, the flu this year is early, strong - and a second wave is expected.</p><p>But where? To use a phrase which may resonate with some of you - "<a href="http://www.great-quotes.com/quotes/movie/Where+in+the+World+Is+Carmen+Sandiego#.UPBtFW8818E">let's go to the map!</a>"</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:43:28 +0000 Kelsey Proud 8273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Flu, Flu Everywhere? Mapping The Flu Near You With Flu Strong And Early This Year, Be Prepared For Second Peak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-strong-and-early-year-be-prepared-second-peak <p>The flu season has started early across the US. Doctors have been treating a large number of cases at area hospitals since October. Pediatricians at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis are treating a high number of patients diagnosed with the flu.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio's Julie Bierach spoke with Dr. Ken Haller, a pediatrician at Cardinal Glennon. He says to be prepared for a second peak of flu cases.</p><div><p><em>Follow Julie Bierach on Twitter</em>: <a href="http://twitter.com/jbierach">@jbierach</a></p></div><p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:57:46 +0000 Julie Bierach 8230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With Flu Strong And Early This Year, Be Prepared For Second Peak Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-you-get-flu-shot-and-still-get-flu This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.<p>But like every flu season, there are lots of reports of people complaining that they got their shot but still got the flu. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 08:49:00 +0000 Rob Stein 8117 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu? Not All St. Louis-Area EMTs Are Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-all-st-louis-area-emts-are-getting-vaccinated-against-flu <p>As many as a quarter of EMTs and other emergency medical personnel in the St. Louis area may not be getting annual flu vaccinations, according to<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22464038"> a new study</a> out of Saint Louis University.<br><br>Saint Louis University nurse researcher and study lead <a href="http://www.slu.edu/x40387.xml">Terri Rebmann</a> says many study participants had misconceptions about the flu vaccine.<br><br>“Almost 40 percent of the EMTs indicated that they do not trust public health authorities when they say that the vaccine is safe,” Rebmann said.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:40:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not All St. Louis-Area EMTs Are Getting Vaccinated Against the Flu Morning headlines: Friday, September 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-september-2-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis County to test new warning system on Mon.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_5f62bd31-9651-531e-ae8e-bf4c9418fdd0.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>the county will test the new $7 million warning siren system at 11 a.m. Monday. The county&#39;s emergency operations center will monitor closely to make sure the 180 speakers work properly.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:28:35 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, September 2, 2011 SLU study: shot-spray combination may protect best for children's first flu vaccine http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-study-shot-spray-combination-may-protect-best-childrens-first-flu-vaccine <p>A new study out of Saint Louis University suggests that a child&rsquo;s first doses of flu vaccine can be given as either two shots or two nasal sprays, but that giving one shot and one nasal spray may be most protective.</p><p>Lead researcher Dr. Dan Hoft says the nasal spray &ndash; which is a live vaccine &ndash; can cause wheezing. But it&rsquo;s more effective than an inactivated vaccine, which is injected.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:40:32 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1881 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU study: shot-spray combination may protect best for children's first flu vaccine