E. coli http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 5 in Missouri reported ill from E. coli http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/5-missouri-reported-ill-e-coli <p>State health officials say five&nbsp;people from central Missouri, including two toddlers, have&nbsp;contracted E. coli since late March.</p><p>The state health department said Monday it had not determined&nbsp;the source of the bacteria. But a Boone County health spokeswoman&nbsp;says three of the patients, including a 2-year-old, reported&nbsp;drinking raw dairy products.</p><p>The department says the 2-year-old was hospitalized and a&nbsp;17-month-old developed life-threatening complications affecting the&nbsp;kidneys.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:44:58 +0000 The Associated Press 3458 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 5 in Missouri reported ill from E. coli Romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks identified as source of recent E. coli outbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/romaine-lettuce-sold-schnucks-identified-source-recent-e-coli-outbreak <p>The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that romaine lettuce was the source of the E. coli outbreak that sickened a total of 60 people in ten states earlier this fall.</p><p>Thirty-seven of those infected were in Missouri.</p><p>On <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2011/ecoliO157/romainelettuce/120711/index.html">its website</a>, the CDC says the lettuce came from salad bars from a single grocery store chain but did not report the name of the chain. Schnucks management has confirmed that it is the chain in question.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:17:23 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks identified as source of recent E. coli outbreak Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-november-8-2011 <p><strong>Number of E. coli cases in St. Louis grows</strong></p><p>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there are now 30 confirmed cases of E. coli in the St. Louis area, and officials continue looking for the source. Health officials have tested 55 food samples connected to the St. Louis outbreak, but zero have been confirmed to have E. coli.</p><p>The first cases were reported late last month in St. Louis city and St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County, Illinois.</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:25:01 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WUIS 2427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Morning headlines: Monday, November 7, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-november-7-2011 <p><strong>University of Missouri joins SEC</strong></p><p>The University of Missouri was officially accepted into the Southeastern Conference Sunday. SEC Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted Missouri into the conference as its 14<sup>th</sup> member effective July 1, 2012.</p><p>A press conference and celebration were held&nbsp;Sunday evening at the MU student center.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:21:36 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KBIA 2416 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, November 7, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, November 4, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-november-4-2011 <p><strong>Mo. officials revise number of E. coli cases in St. Louis</strong></p><p>The number of E. coli cases in the St. Louis area is now at 24, as Missouri health officials continue looking for the source. The state Department of Health and Senior Services reported Thursday it had confirmed two more cases but also ruled out four cases previously thought to have been connected to the St. Louis outbreak.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:20:31 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2404 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, November 4, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, November 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-november-3-2011 <p><strong>SIUC tenure and tenure-track faculty go on strike</strong></p><p>Three of the four <a href="http://www.siu.edu/">Southern Illinois University Carbondale </a>(SIUC)&nbsp;unions in a contract dispute with the administration have reached a tentative agreement, avoiding a strike among non-tenure track faculty, civil service staff and graduate assistants. But one group walked off the job this morning.</p><p>Talks toward a new contract broke down last night.</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 14:26:51 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WSIU 2396 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Morning headlines: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-november-2-2011 <p><strong>FDA and CDC continue investigation into source of E. coli contamination</strong></p><p>The Federal Food and Drug Administration has now joined the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in investigating the source of the E. coli contamination that sickened 26 people in the St. Louis area.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:40:34 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Véronique LaCapra 2385 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Mo. Dept. of Health: No confirmed link between Schnucks produce, E. coli outbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-health-no-confirmed-link-between-schnucks-produce-e-coli-outbreak <p><em>Updated 4:35 p.m.</em> <em>with new information</em></p><p>The <a href="http://health.mo.gov/information/news/2011/food_borne_illness_110111">Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services</a> says there is no confirmed link between produce from Schnucks grocery stores and the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/e-coli">current E. coli outbreak</a> in Missouri.<br /><br />In a written statement, the state health department said that only 17 of the 26 people sickened reported having eaten anything from a Schnucks salad bar. The other nine did not.</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:04:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. of Health: No confirmed link between Schnucks produce, E. coli outbreak Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-november-1-2011 <p><strong>County confirms salad bars at Schnucks focus of E. coli investigation</strong></p><p>St. Louis County officials have acknowledged that salad bars at Schnucks are the main focus of an investigation into an E. coli outbreak.</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:19:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 2377 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-october-31-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines (other than <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-attend-cardinals-victory-parade-rally">yesterday&#39;s World Series rally</a>):</p><p><strong>Cold pill sales jump after new law in St. Charles County</strong></p><p>Now that St. Charles County requires a prescription to purchase cold pills containing a key ingredient to methamphetamine, sales of the over-the-counter medications are soaring in three nearby St. Louis County towns.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:15:38 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 2371 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, October 31, 2011