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Meningitis Outbreak Likely To Continue
2012-10-04 15:11:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Health officials are warning that an outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has taken four lives will likely continue to grow. So far, 26 people in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Maryland have been sickened by the outbreak, all of which received steroid injections. The outbreak has been linked to spinal injections for back pain. The drug was contaminated with a fungus, Aspergillus, and was shipped to 23...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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