Meningitis

Meningitis outbreak toll: 119 cases, 11 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) – The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Tuesday. New […]

10/09/2012

Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid

NEW YORK (AP) – Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a fungus tied to a deadly […]

10/05/2012

Doc: 'First time I've ever seen anything like this' (video)

A rare meningitis outbreak has infected 35 people in six states, health officials warn. All received steroid injections, a fairly typical treatment. One New York anesthesiologist says, “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything […]

10/04/2012

FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials ramped up warnings Thursday about a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis, urging doctors and hospitals not to use any […]

10/04/2012

Rare US meningitis outbreak grows, 5 dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five states. Dr. Robert Latham, chief of […]

10/04/2012

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