Thursday, October 11, 2012

Meningitis outbreak deaths

  • CDC reports two more meningitis outbreak deaths; toll now 14

    (Reuters) - Two more people have died from fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections, bringing the total to 14 deaths since the outbreak began last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said on Thursday. A total of 170 people have been ...

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

    The New England Compounding Center (NECC) that made the steroid linked to the meningitis outbreak has recalled the drug and shut down its operations as the FDA, CDC and Massachusetts officials investigate the facility.

  • Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rises to 12, Deaths Reach Florida

    Twelve people have been confirmed dead by the meningitis outbreak linked to a steroid injection that was given across the country for joint and back pain, with Florida becoming the latest state to report a fatality.

  • 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: 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.

  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 137 cases, 12 deaths

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  • Meningitis Outbreak Toll Rises to 12 Amid New Questions on Oversight

    As the death toll climbs to 12 in the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, calls for FDA oversight of the contaminated drugs that caused the outbreak continue to stack up from congressmen, doctors and think tanks.

  • Meningitis outbreak deaths rise to 6 in Tenn.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state's death toll from an outbreak of rare fungal meningitis has risen to six, Tennessee Department of Health officials said Tuesday.

  • The Meningitis Outbreak: What Can Compounding Pharmacies Do Next?

    Richard Blumenthal, may not go away too soon, especially as each day brings reports of new meningitis occurrences. As of this writing, the outbreak, traced to tainted steroid injections, has caused 12 deaths and adversely affected people in at least 10 ...

  • CDC: 12 Deaths Nationwide In Meningitis Outbreak

    On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control reported one new death in Florida in an outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid shots for back pain, bringing the total number of deaths nationwide to 12. The CDC said the total number cases rose to ...

  • Meningitis Outbreak Deaths Rise To Six In Tennessee, 11 In US

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two additional deaths from a rare fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections have been reported in Tennessee, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to six, and nationwide to 11. Dr. John Dreyzehner, Tennessee's health ...

  • Pain Specialists Discuss Meningitis Outbreak

    The death toll continues to rise from a meningitis outbreak. As of today, 12 deaths and more than 120 meningitis cases in the United States are being linked to tainted steroid solution from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

  • CDC: 12 US deaths from meningitis

    Health officials said Wednesday the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 137 cases across the U.S.

  • US death toll rises to 11 in meningitis outbreak

    A rare outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed three more lives and New Jersey became the tenth state to report at least one case of the illness in a widening health scare, health authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Meningitis outbreak: 119 cases, 11 deaths - Learn more about symptoms

    Workers can be seen inside the State Health Operations Center in the Tennessee Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 in Nashville.

  • Number of deaths linked to meningitis outbreak grows to 12

    The number of people with suspected meningitis in Virginia has grown to 27, up three from Tuesday. Across the country, there are 137 suspected cases of meningitis - including 12 deaths. One of those deaths is in Virginia. Nearly 700 patients of Insight ...

  • Another Tenn. death linked to meningitis outbreak

    Officials did not release details on what sort of deaths they would review. CDC officials say fungal meningitis broke out among patients who received steroid shots for back pain.

  • Deaths rise to 12, with nearly 120 sickened in rare meningitis outbreak

    (CNN) -- Florida recorded its first death connected to the outbreak of a rare, noncontagious form of meningitis, raising the toll Tuesday to a total of 12 fatalities nationwide. Earlier in the day, federal authorities reported 11 deaths and 119 persons ...

  • 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 ...

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