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November, 2012

  • 3 November

    Meningitis outbreak toll reaches 400

    The fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections has now sickened over 400 people and claimed the lives of at least 29 more. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that 404 cases have been found in 19 states, 395 of them are fungal meningitis …

October, 2012

  • 16 October

    New drugs investigated in meningitis outbreak

    15 people are dead and investigators are now looking into two more drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center according to FDA officials. The company’s steroid injections have already been linked to most of the fatalities but investigations have been launched into a death that may have been caused …

  • 11 October

    Death toll rises in meningitis outbreak

    The CDC announced today that an additional 1,000 people more than previously thought may have received steroid injection contaminated with fungal meningitis. The CDC raised their estimate from 13,000 possible victims to 14,000 today as officials try to determine how a disaster of this magnitude could have been allowed to …

  • 9 October

    Death toll from meningitis outbreak on the rise; 13,000 may be infected

    100 people have already been sickened and 8 killed by a contaminated batch of steroid injections and with an estimated 13,000 people exposed health officials are scrambling to control the outbreak. The injections were contaminated by a strain of fungal meningitis at their Massachusetts manufacturer and have since been shipped …

  • 5 October

    Steroid related meningitis scare spreads to 23 states

    Health officials all over the country today are scrambling to warn doctors and patients about a contaminated batch of steroid injections that has already claimed 5 lives. The routine steroid injections have become contaminated with a type of leaf mold fungus that causes a rare form of meningitis. Officials realized only yesterday …

  • 4 October

    Rare type of meningitis kills 4 in the U.S.

    According to NBC News a rare form of meningitis has led to 22 illnesses and 4 deaths in the US and a contaminated steroid could be the cause of the outbreak. The steroid injection, usually administered to relieve back pain, is believed to have been tainted as everyone affected was …