Latest meningitis Stories

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...

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...

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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