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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...

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...

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...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.