Latest meningitis Stories
A pair of commentaries to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy highlight a debate within the public health community surrounding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for treatment of exposed individuals during last year's fungal meningitis outbreak.
Number of Deaths from Fungal Meningitis Associated with Steroid Injections Produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC) Reach 40.
Tainted Steroids with Meningitis from the New England Compounding Center Blamed for 656 Cases of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections, Including 39 Deaths.
Looking to enact tighter governing rules on drug compounders, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sat down for a one-day conference with health delegates from all 50 states on Wednesday.
This study is a Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of a new Meningococcal Vaccine When Given in Healthy Subjects
Massachusetts health regulators are continuing to crack down on compounding pharmacies in the wake of the deadliest meningitis outbreak due to contaminated steroidal injections in US history.
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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