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A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has now been expanded to 15 states after Pennsylvania reported the first case in its state on Monday, according to a Reuters report.
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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.
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
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
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