Flu http://wyso.org en Flu Cases Widespread In Ohio, State Officials Say http://wyso.org/post/flu-cases-widespread-ohio-state-officials-say <p>State health officials say influenza activity is now widespread in Ohio, and they're encouraging residents to get vaccinated.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Health says it has received reports of flu-like illness in more than half the regions in the state.</p><p>Shannon Libby with the health department says the numbers are down compared to this time last year, but that’s no reason to put off vaccination.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio 44570 at http://wyso.org Flu Cases in Ohio Most Since State Began Tracking http://wyso.org/post/flu-cases-ohio-most-state-began-tracking <p>The Ohio Department of Health says flu cases this past season were the most since it began keeping count.</p><p>Stats show that 5,200 Ohioans were hospitalized with the flu from September last year through mid-May 18.</p><p>That's even up from 2009-2010 when the swine flu pandemic when there were 3,200 flu-related hospitalizations in the state.</p><p>State health officials tell The Dayton Daily News that it's hard to say why there were so many cases during the past&nbsp; flu season.</p><p>They say there's no indication that a new virus led to the spike in hospitalizations.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34883 at http://wyso.org Flu Shot Requirement Prompts Ohio Worker to Sue http://wyso.org/post/flu-shot-requirement-prompts-ohio-worker-sue <p>A former Ohio hospital worker has filed a lawsuit after she was fired for refusing to get a flu shot because she's vegan.</p><p>Sakile Chenzira was a longtime customer service representative at Cincinnati Chidlren's Hospital.&nbsp; She was fired in December 2010 after refusing to get the shot because she doesn't believe in consuming any animal products.</p><p>The flu vaccine contains a small amount of egg protein.</p><p>Chenzira filed a lawsuit against the hospital in 2011 alleging religious discrimination and seeking a minimum of $650,000.&nbsp; The case is now set for trial in July.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 27803 at http://wyso.org WYSO Weekend: January 13, 2012 http://wyso.org/post/wyso-weekend-january-13-2012 <p>Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 13, 2013 including the following stories:</p><p>- Jerry Kenney talks to filmmaker Julia Reichert about ReInvention Stories, a new collaborative series on WYSO and <a href="http://www.wyso.org/post/reinvention-stories-fifth-street-brewpub-co-op">we hear the first story in the series about the Fifth Street Brewpub</a>.</p><p>- Emily McCord speaks with Bill Wharton from the public health department for Dayton and Montgomery County about this year's flu outbreak.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 27610 at http://wyso.org Flu Season Taking Its Toll on Ohio http://wyso.org/post/flu-season-taking-its-toll-ohio <p>It’s been a particularly rough flu season across the country. Boston declared a public health emergency as hospitals are overwhelmed with flu cases. The illness is talking a toll here, too, and WYSO’s Emily McCord reports that public officials it’s not too late to protect yourself.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:35:11 +0000 Emily McCord 27460 at http://wyso.org