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Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Climbs to 23

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two more patients have died of rare fungal meningitis, bringing the death toll Saturday in the multi-state outbreak to 23. U.S. federal health officials say the number of confirmed cases has climbed to at least 281 in 16 states. Tennessee leads the list of cases with 69. But officials believe as many as 14,000 people […]

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FDA Confirms Link Between Fungus and Meningitis Outbreak

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal health officials confirm that contaminated vials linked to cases of meningitis do indeed contain the fungus responsible for causing the outbreak. Early tests on a batch of steroid led to a strong suspicion of a link. The latest tests announced Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed it. The meningitis outbreak has […]

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FDA Confirms Link Between Fungus and Meningitis Outbreak

Posted October 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal health officials confirm that contaminated vials linked to cases of meningitis does indeed contain the fungus responsible for causing the outbreak. Early tests on a batch of steroid led to a strong suspicion of a link. The latest tests announced Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration confirmed it. The meningitis outbreak has […]

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US Meningitis Outbreak Deaths Rise to 19

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials Wednesday said four more people have died from rare fungal meningitis, bringing the number of deaths in the outbreak to 19. There are at least 245 confirmed cases in 15 states, and thousands of others may also be infected. Nearly all the victims were injected for back pain with a contaminated steroid […]

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Death Toll Rises in US Meningitis Outbreak

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal health officials say 11 people have now died from a rare fungal meningitis outbreak linked to steroid injections. Updating its figures Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 119 cases of meningitis associated with the deadly outbreak. The CDC says 13,000 people in 23 states may have been injected with the […]

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13,000 People May Have Gotten Meningitis-Linked Steroid

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal health officials say 13,000 people in 23 states may have been injected with a contaminated steroid suspected of causing the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. This is the first time the Centers for Disease Control have put out an actual number of patients who got the medicine. But officials say they do not know […]

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US Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal health officials say the number of comfirmed fungal meningitis cases has climbed to 91, with seven deaths and perhaps thousands of others infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most of the cases are in Tennessee, where 32 people are sick and three have died. But authorities fear that the tainted […]

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Death Toll from US Meningitis Outbreak Rises to 7

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say the death toll from a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak has risen to seven. New data posted Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people in nine states who have received steroid shots for back pain since July. Authorities say […]

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US Health Experts: Thousands May Be Infected with Rare Meningitis

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health authorities say a contaminated steroid suspected of causing five fatal cases of rare fungal meningitis may have been given to thousands of patients. The company that manufactured the suspect medicine, the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, has been shut down. It has recalled the steroid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

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US Health Experts: Rare Meningitis Outbreak May Spread

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health authorities say a contaminated steroid suspected of causing five fatal cases of rare fungal meningitis may have been given to patients in 23 states. The company that manufactured the suspect medicine, The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, has been shut down. It has recalled the steroid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

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