Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meningitis cases

  • Suit: Firm tied to meningitis cases provided tainted medications in 2002, man died

    Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004.

  • Another Meningitis Scare Emerges, Targeting NYC's Gay Men

    The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) say 12 new cases of bacterial meningitis have arisen among gay and bisexual men since August, with the biggest spike in cases coming over the past five weeks. One of those infected has died, ...

  • State meningitis cases up to 25, with 3 dead

    By JEFF KAROUB. Associated Press. HOWELL, Mich. - The number of Michigan fungal meningitis cases from tainted pain medication has risen to at least 25, including a new third death, federal officials said Tuesday.

  • No Fungal Meningitis cases reported in Morrow County

    The outbreak is responsible for 12 deaths and more than 100 cases of fungal meningitis and stroke across 11 states. In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), local health departments, the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC) and the ...

  • Meningitis Cases, Deaths Up Again

    Another 18 cases of fungal meningitis have been identified in the past 24 hours, the CDC reported, and one more patient has died.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 170 cases, 14 deaths

    By The Associated Press An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

  • Tough Michigan immunity law for drugmakers may not apply in meningitis cases ...

    Michigan is the only state in the country where victims of faulty drugs can't sue the drugmaker, but experts say those affected by the recent outbreak of meningitis from a fungus-tainted steroid drug compound likely will have legal recourse. The reason ...

  • Meningitis cases show risks from custom-mixed drugs

    A sign requesting "No Soliciting" hangs on the door of New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass. An outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis is believed to have been traced back to a steroid manufactured by the NECC. (The Associated Press) ...

  • Meningitis cases raise questions about steroid shots

    Vials of the steroid implicated in a meningitis outbreak are being shipped to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta from Minneapolis.

  • No local meningitis cases from tainted steroids, Escambia health officials say

    Nearly all of the more than 600 patients who received potentially contaminated steroid injections at a Pensacola pain clinic have been contacted, local health officials said Wednesday.

  • No new meningitis cases in Minnesota

    Minnesota has three people with confirmed cases of the fungal meningitis that has broken out in nine states. Stevens got a steroid injection in August at a pain clinic that received a product linked to the outbreak.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll rises, now 137 cases, 12 deaths

    A laboratory technician packages cerebrospinal fluid of a confirmed meningitis case Tuesday at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul.

  • Michigan fungal meningitis cases rise by 3 to 28

    The number of Michigan fungal meningitis cases from tainted pain medication has risen to at least 25, including a new third death, federal officials said Tuesday.

  • 49 cases of fungal meningitis found in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee health officials reported that the number of cases of rare fungal meningitis has increased by five to 49 cases. The number of deaths in Tennessee from the outbreak remained at six, according to an update posted on the ...

  • Four new meningitis cases reported at Ann Arbor hospital

    Laboratory technician Ruth Rutledge packages cerebrospinal fluid of the three confirmed meningitis cases in Minn., to send to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for further testing, at the Minnesota Department of Health in St ...

  • Fungal meningitis case count growing in Michigan

    Since the Michigan Department of Community Health confirmed the first six cases of meningitis linked to a contaminated steroid Friday, the case count has continued to increase each day as doctors and physicians have worked to identify cases and notify ...

  • Virginia fungal meningitis cases grow to 27

    So far, public health officials say the 27 people are believed to have been sickened by fungal meningitis after they received a tainted steroid injection at one of two Virginia outpatient clinics.

  • CDC reports 18 more US cases of meningitis from steroid injections

    (Reuters) - Eighteen more people have contracted meningitis from potentially tainted steroid injections, and a death was officially confirmed in Florida, bringing the total number killed to 12, the Centers for Disease Control said on Wednesday.

  • Meningitis cases in Tennessee increase to 44

    (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control reported Wednesday that the number of rare fungal meningitis cases in Tennessee has increased by five more cases to 44, but the number of deaths in the state remains at six.

  • Gov says 4 confirmed meningitis cases in Fla.

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott says four confirmed meningitis cases in Florida are linked to a national outbreak that has killed eight people and sickened another 105.

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