Hospitals in the Area Have Not Been Affected by the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

As of October 24, 2012, hospitals in the area have not been affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak that has now infected 308 people across 17 states and has left 23 dead, but they are not taking any chances. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Belleville Memorial Hospital are contacting patients who received a drug that the FDA and CDC linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak. Mercy Hospitals are not linked to the New England Compounding Center which is the facility responsible for the outbreak according to spokesperson Bethany Pope. According to a hospital spokesperson neither Barnes-Jewish Hospital not Washington University School of Medicine had purchased any products from the manufacturer. In a statement from St. Louis University Hospital, they said they also do not use the products from the New England Compounding Center.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 weeks 22 hours ago

As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 31 min ago

Boys Basketball...
Pacific at St. Clair in the KLPW-AM 1220 broadcast game. Game time is 7:00 on AM 1220.
Elsewhere...
St. James at Sullivan
New Haven at Owensville
Warrenton at Fort Zumwalt East
Borgia at Rock Bridge
Union at Hermann

Girls Basketball...
Fort Zumwalt South at Washington
Warrenton at Fort Zumwalt East
Festus at Owensville