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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

  • 25 October

    Fungal meningitis posing a challenge for health officials

    The national total has reached 323 cases of fungal meningitis since the outbreak, linked to steroid injections, began and doctors are struggling to figure out how to handle the crisis. 11 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours alone and outbreaks are being reported in 18 states …

  • 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 …