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Fungal Meningitis

Ohio reports 2 more cases in meningitis outbreak

13 illnesses in the state of Ohio have been linked to the current outbreak of fungal meningitis. The two additional cases come from Clermont and Warren Counties. Other cases have been reported in Hamilton, Morrow, Marion, Franklin and Crawford Counties.The...
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Hospitals respond to NE Compounding scare

A Bibb County woman is the first confirmed fungal meningitis case in Georgia. The current outbreak of fungal meningitis is being linked to tainted steroids--methylprednisolone acetate--that were distributed by a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts. The New England Compounding Center...
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Meningitis outbreak spreads to 18 states with South Carolina case

The current outbreak of fungal meningitis has now spread to its 18th state, South Carolina. Fungal meningitis is being linked to contaminated steroids, methylprednisolone acetate, shipped out by the New England Compounding Center. The company out of Framingham, Massachusetts is...
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23 Dead in Meningitis Outbreak

In the current outbreak of fungal meningitis two more have been reported dead today. The death toll is now at 23. The fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to contaminated steroids which were distributed by the New England Compounding Center in...
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Death toll for Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Grows to 23; Total Reported Cases Grows to 284

The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to tainted epidural steroid injections has now reached 284. As of today there have been 23 reported deaths due to complications caused by fungal meningitis. The last two deaths were reported in Tennessee...
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North Carolina Woman is the Latest Victim of Fungal Meningitis

A North Carolina woman has died as a result of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections. The contaminated steroids were manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts and believed to be distributed to 23 states including North...
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UPDATE 2-FDA finds fungus in steroid shots, meningitis toll rises

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now investigating 2 other lots of steroids that were shipped from the New England Compounding Center for the Exserohilum fungus. The fungus that is believed to cause fungal meningitis is associated with grass...
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FDA Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Investigators have confirmed that there was a fungus in the injected steroids which are now giving patients fungal meningitis. The vials containing the steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, were contaminated by exserohilum rostratum, killing 20 people and presenting over 200 cases. The...
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Meningitis update: 62-year-old Washtenaw County man is fifth Michigan death

Of the 49 patients who received injected steroids in Michigan, 45 of them have been confirmed as having contracted fungal meningitis. The Michigan Department of Community Health states that the meningitis is to blame for the five deaths one of...
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Fungal meningitis outbreak tied to steroid shots isn’t the first, reports show

With the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis being blamed on tainted steroids, reports are showing that this is not the first time. In 2002, five people became ill after receiving epidural injections of the steroid methylprednisolone, but this time contaminated...
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What Contaminated the Steroid Injections Involved in US Meningitis Outbreak?

The injected steroids that are linked to the current fungal meningitis outbreak are made without preservatives, meaning there is no alcohol or anything in the vials to kill bacteria. They have to be made under highly sterilized conditions. Compounding pharmacies...
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Pharmacy Poisons Hundreds With Deadly Fungal Meningitis

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota against the New England Compounding Center, who is responsible for making contaminated vials of steroids. Barbe Puro, of Minneapolis, received an injection of steroids or methylprednisolone acetate in September. The steroids...
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