H1N1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Flu Cases Down After New Year Surge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-flu-cases-down-after-new-year-surge <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus">After spiking in early January</a>, cases of the flu appear to have subsided in the St. Louis area.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the<a href="http://ww5.stlouisco.com/doh/a/Influenza-Report_012114.pdf"> St. Louis County Health Department</a>, the 92 influenza-like illnesses recorded for the week ending Jan. 19 was 151 fewer than the first week of January. St. Louis City numbers for last week have yet to be released.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:23:53 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33195 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Flu Cases Down After New Year Surge Nine Deaths Linked To H1N1 Flu Virus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Officials at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis say nine people have died from the H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu, over the past six weeks. Another 35 patients were sick enough to be treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit, although, many were transported from outside the area.</span></p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 01:25:18 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32939 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nine Deaths Linked To H1N1 Flu Virus 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 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