flu 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 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 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 Flu Cases On The Rise - Young People Hard Hit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-cases-rise-young-people-hard-hit <p>Health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccination after a steep rise in the number of severe cases reported in both Missouri and Illinois.</p><p>This year’s most prevalent flu strain so far is H1N1 Type A. That strain hit the United States hard in 2009 and disproportionately affected young and middle-aged adults.</p><p>That seems to be the trend again, according to Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of Communicable Disease Control Services in the St. Louis County Health Department.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:05:11 +0000 Maria Altman 32898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Flu Cases On The Rise - Young People Hard Hit 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