Bev Pfautsch donated a “Star at Sea” patterned quilt to the Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary. Bev shared, “I was so pleased with Hermann Area District Hospital surgery services and Dr. Donald Swayze I just wanted to show my appreciation.”
Also pictured is Teresa Schwartz, president of the HADH Auxiliary (right).
An Independence woman became the second Missouri resident to die as a result of the H1N1 flu, state health officials said Thursday.
The 24-year-old woman died Wednesday night, several days after she was hospitalized with flu symptoms. A private laboratory confirmed that the woman was positive for the H1N1 virus, which is commonly referred to as swine flu.
Modern Woodmen of America helped Owensville Transit (TOGO) at their First Annual Golf Tournament. TOGO met their goal of $2,250 and Modern Woodmen provided matching funds, totaling $4,500. TOGO was fortunate to work with Modern Woodmen, which provides matching funds for non-profit programs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved four vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The vaccines will be distributed nationally after the initial lots become available, which is expected within the next four weeks.
The number of flu-like illnesses treated in Missouri hospital emergency rooms spiked in the last week to about twice the normal rate, prompting a warning from state health officials.
“It’s too early to know whether this is a trend,” said Margaret Donnelly, Missouri’s top health official. “But it indicates that the new H1N1 flu virus is circulating in our communities and people need to take action. Any places people gather – schools, offices, factories, government offices – need to plan now to help limit the spread of flu.”