NC waited before disclosing meningitis outbreak
3 years ago
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NC waited before disclosing meningitis outbreak

Emails show North Carolina officials didn't notify the public about the possibility of a fungal meningitis outbreak until five days after they learned of the possibility.
NC health director reports 3rd meningitis case
3 years ago
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NC health director reports 3rd meningitis case

North Carolina's health director says a third person is hospitalized for fungal meningitis apparently contracted from a tainted steroid injection.
Davidson County resident dies from complications of meningitis
3 years ago
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Davidson County resident dies from complications of meningitis

North Carolina health officials say a Davidson County resident has died from complications of fungal meningitis she likely contracted from a tainted steroid injection in her back.
Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105
3 years ago
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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee.
Second meningitis case reported in NC
3 years ago
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Second meningitis case reported in NC

A second patient in North Carolina has been diagnosed with meningitis linked to recalled steroid. The CDC has already reported 47 cases in seven states, including five deaths.
5 dead from rare meningitis, FDA warns against drug maker
3 years ago
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5 dead from rare meningitis, FDA warns against drug maker

An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has spread to North Carolina. The fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections given for back pain.
CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants
4 years ago
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.