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2012-10-26 04:02:52

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges patients who received epidural steroid injections to be on the lookout for symptoms of fungal meningitis. New York reported one case of infection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 As of October 22, a total of 282 cases of fungal meningitis from tainted steroid medication shots were reported, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cases have been identified in 16 states, including one in New York and three in New...

Deaths From Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Reach 23, Many More Infected
2012-10-22 11:10:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of cases of fungal meningitis due to a contaminated injectable drug produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts has risen from 245 cases on Friday to 285 over the weekend. As well, the number of deaths have increased to 23, with 3 new deaths reported over the weekend. While only one case was reported on Sunday, US health experts are warning it could be many months before the...

Lawsuit Filed Over Meningitis Outbreak
2012-10-20 12:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Boston-based pharmacy at the heart of a growing meningitis outbreak is being sued by the victims who have fallen ill after receiving injectable steroid treatments for back pain. According to Friday reports by Tim McLaughlin of Reuters, patients filed a lawsuit against executives at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), attempting to freeze their assets. Company officials Barry Cadden, Lisa Cadden, and Greg...

2012-10-20 04:01:17

CDC warns outbreak from spinal steroid injections could become much more serious. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 Drug recall attorney Kay Van Wey warns that five people have died and an additional 30 have been sickened with a rare form of fungal meningitis after receiving spinal steroid injections made by New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. The tainted injections, known as methylprednisolone acetate, were sent to 75 clinics in 23 states, and were potentially...

2012-10-19 15:22:46

Additional patients are being contacted HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health continues to follow up with patients who may have been exposed to contaminated medications produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Mass., as part of a nationwide investigation into a fungal meningitis outbreak. To date, there is only one case of fungal meningitis in Pennsylvania associated with this outbreak. Illness occurred in a...

2002 Meningitis Outbreak Offers Lessons In Treating New Cases
2012-10-19 07:37:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the death toll from fungal meningitis continues to rise, a physician who spearheaded the 2002 meningitis outbreak demands that health experts take a look back at the lessons learned before venturing into unknown waters. A new perspective paper has been published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, detailing the lessons learned from treating patients who were affected by the 2002 outbreak of Exophiala dermatitidis...

2012-10-19 03:20:28

HOUSTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent outbreaks of Fungal Meningitis have been making headlines as the CDC confirmed that a steroid has been linked to the development of the fungus. The contaminated steroid injection has been given to patients in at least 15 states. Research has shown that the cases have developed from tainted vials of methylprednisolene acetate that have been traced back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The steroid injections were being given to patients...

2012-10-16 15:23:55

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Early symptoms of the contaminated steroid injection present similar to the flu. TorHoerman Law warns that it is imperative for those exposed to the shot to act promptly in determining exposure. Treatment of this rare form of meningitis is critical. Following are 6 tips in determining potential exposure to meningitis. If the shot was administered between May 21, 2012 and September 26, 2012, there may be exposure. The medical clinics...

2012-10-16 15:23:28

15 deaths among more than 200 cases nationwide in tainted steroid injection outbreak BRIDGETON, N.J., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two New Jersey residents who received steroid injections to relieve chronic pain are asserting in separate Complaints filed today that a Massachusetts-based pharmacy is responsible for exposing them to potentially deadly fungal meningitis. The Federal government is reporting 15 deaths to date among the approximately 14,000 patients in 23 states,...

Fungal Meningitis Reported In 15 States, Cases Climb To 214
2012-10-16 07:04:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has now been expanded to 15 states after Pennsylvania reported the first case on Monday, according to a Reuters report. At least nine new infections have been linked to the contaminated drug made by the same pharmaceutical responsible for 15 deaths and 205 previous cases of fungal meningitis, now expanding the list to 214. Of the new reported cases, two were...


Latest meningitis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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