Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meningitis outbreak cases

  • Meningitis outbreak toll rises: 170 cases, 14 deaths

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

  • Tonight on AC360: Meningitis outbreak, a family's heartbreak

    Tonight on AC360: Meningitis outbreak, a family's heartbreak. 137 people are battling a rare, noncontagious form of meningitis, up from 119 cases yesterday. The death toll remains at 12. Tonight on ... The New England Compounding Center (NECC) that ...

  • Meningitis Outbreak: Compounding Pharmacies Under Scrutiny In Wake Of ...

    The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 138 cases, including 12 deaths, according to the CDC.

  • 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.

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

    No similar outbreaks have been reported this year from other cities, and "the number of cases of meningitis caused by this bacteria is at an all-time low in the United States," Cohn said. "There are usually two to three outbreaks or clusters of ...

  • Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak recalls all products as cases rise to 137

    The pharmacy responsible for manufacturing contaminated steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak, which has killed 12 and sickened more than 120 around the U.S.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 137 cases, 12 deaths

    Meningitis outbreak toll: 137 cases, 12 deaths. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size.

  • Meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 12, with 121 cases reported

    The toll from the outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to contaminated steroid shots that has killed 12 people in the United States was expected to grow on Wednesday, raising pressure for stricter oversight of a largely unregulated corner of the ...

  • Meningitis outbreak claims second Florida life

    The state of Florida has experienced its second death related to the fungal meningitis outbreak and has increased the number of confirmed cases in the state to seven, according to the Florida Department of Health. An 83-year-old Marion County man died ...

  • Firm At Center of Meningitis Outbreak Had Similar Problems in 2004

    As we reported, well over a hundred cases of meningitis have already been identified in various states across the country as a result of steroid injections that were tainted, allegedly by the pharmaceutical compounding company.

  • Meningitis Outbreak Linked to 28 Cases in Michigan

    The federal government says Michigan cases in a meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated medication have risen by three to 28.

  • First NJ case as meningitis outbreak reaches 119

    The meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots grew to 119 cases and 11 deaths on Tuesday, and to a 10th state: New Jersey.

  • Meningitis outbreak: Cases rise in Md., Va.

    The number is likely to rise, they said, as they began a new effort this week to ensure that every patient who received the steroid shots at two Virginia clinics is notified.

  • Pharmacies under scrutiny over meningitis outbreak

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that has claimed ...

  • Meningitis Outbreak: Cases Climb to 105

    In Tennessee -- the state hit hardest by the outbreak with 35 cases -- there have been three new cases and one additional death, health officials there confirmed in a briefing Monday.

  • Meningitis outbreak: second company closes as number of cases reaches 137

    Ameridose LLC, a private company that mixes drugs for hospitals nationwide, sought on Wednesday to distance itself from the firm at the center of a deadly US outbreak of fungal meningitis, even though the two pharmacies have common owners.

  • New Jersey has 2nd case in national meningitis outbreak

    But he wasn't diagnosed until this week, after South Jersey Healthcare began reaching out to all 124 patients who received the medicine at its facilities in Vineland and Elmer, once the source of the meningitis outbreak was identified. The Centers for ...

  • 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.

  • Meningitis Outbreak: As Cases Grow, Police Enlisted To Help Find Potential ...

    ATLANTA - Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven.

  • As the Toll in the Meningitis Outbreak Rises

    In the recent cases, Aspergillus introduced into a vulnerable part of the body coupled with steroids, which reduce immunity and promote fungus growth, was particularly deadly.

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