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

5 days 16 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is St. Clair Senior Guard Allison Hinson. After a season opening loss to Washington, Allison has helped St. Clair win four straight, which included the Clayton Tournament Championship. Allison is currently averaging more than 12 points and eight rebounds per game. She is sporting a 35% shooting percentage, hitting 36% on two's and 28% on three's.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

Through the course of American history, we have seen the power of the federal government over our lives continue to grow, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.

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SPORTS CORNER

3 hours 33 min ago

Rayvonte Rice scored 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead his Illinois Fighting Illini past the Missouri Tigers, 62-59, in a non-conference affair at Scottrade Center. Ahmad Starks chipped in with 13 points, and Malcolm Hill netted 10 in the win for Illinois (9-3), which was the second victory in a row. Johnathan Williams III paced Missouri (5-6) with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Wes Clark contributed 11 points.