meningitis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Elizabeth's Hospital To Notify Patients Who Received Drug Linked To Meningitis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-elizabeths-hospital-notify-patients-who-received-drug-linked-meningitis <p>St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville says 26 patients received a dose of a drug produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis.</p><p>The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have linked cases of fungal meningitis from the use of contaminated steroids by the New England Compounding Company.</p><p>The patients received a dose of a cardioplegia solution produced by the pharmacy since May of this year.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:15:34 +0000 Julie Bierach 5691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Elizabeth's Hospital To Notify Patients Who Received Drug Linked To Meningitis Morning headlines: Monday, August 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-13-2012 <p><strong>Heading into special session, Ill. lawmakers remain divided on pensions</strong></p><p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has called for a special session on Friday to overhaul he state&#39;s pensions, even though Illinois lawmakers are still divided over the best way to do so.</p><p>There&#39;s an $83 billion gap in what the state has promised its employees they&#39;ll get when they retire, and what Illinois actually has in the bank.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:04:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 4306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 13, 2012 Morning headlines - Thursday, June 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-7-2012 <p><strong>SLU researchers study meningitis vaccine</strong></p><p>Saint Louis University scientists are conducting a clinical trial of a vaccine for the last remaining strain of meningitis without a vaccine.</p><p>The university is recruiting children ages 10 to 12 to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Adolescents are the primary carriers of the bacteria that causes the disease.&nbsp;</p><p>Meningococcal&nbsp;meningitis is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. Flu-like symptoms can progress rapidly, and death can occur within hours.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:23:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3860 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Thursday, June 7, 2012