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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...

2012-10-16 04:03:04

The medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are actively investigating the legal rights of patients who have been injured or died due to the meningitis outbreak due to steroid injections. Call now at (800) 606-1717 for a free legal consultation. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) October 16, 2012 The recent outbreak of meningitis of patients infected by steroid injections has caused a significant number of injuries and deaths throughout the United States. Our Michigan medical...

Meningitis Death Toll Climbs
2012-10-12 07:57:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As more and more information comes to light regarding the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, state and federal health officials as well as health experts debate the use of epidural steroid shots. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an additional two people have been identified as having died due to fungal meningitis connected to the steroid injections. The current death total is 14 since the...

2012-10-09 04:03:33

Attorney Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, points out that North Carolina is one of nine states where the CDC reports meningitis cases linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy´s recalled steroid shots. Raleigh, N.C. (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 With at least two cases of fungal meningitis in North Carolina linked to a contaminated supply of steroid injections, Raleigh dangerous drug lawyer Ben Cochran urged any back pain patients recently treated with steroid shots to...

2012-10-09 04:02:06

Dallas' Rasansky Law Firm is seeking those who have been affected by the recent shipment of tainted steroids. According to Centers for Disease Control and the Associated Press, steroids were contaminated by meningitis and have led to at least seven deaths and 91 cases of illness. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that 75 clinics in 23 states, including Texas, were shipped tainted steroids used to treat back pain. The...

Outbreak Casts Doubts On Steroid Injections
2012-10-07 08:36:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Doctors are debating the use of epidural steroid injections to relieve back pain in the wake of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed five people and caused at least 40 others to fall ill after receiving the shots. According to AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner, hundreds, possibly thousands, of patients across 23 states are being told to be on the lookout for symptoms associated with the infection, which may have been...

Latest meningitis Reference Libraries

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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