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Hopkins Researchers Stress The Importance Of Quick Diagnosis In Meningitis Cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national outbreak. At the same time, a major health institution in Maryland has formulated vital information for treatment.

10/19/2012

A new CDC study showed that perfectly healthy kids died of the flu faster than high-risk kids. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Study: Healthy Kids Die From Flu Faster Than High-Risk Children

Nearly 43 percent of American kids who died from the flu were perfectly healthy beforehand – and the healthier kids died faster.

10/19/2012

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16 Meningitis Outbreak Cases Reported In Md.; Death Total Rises To 19

The number of cases linked to a meningitis outbreak continues to rise. Nationwide, four more deaths have been reported since just Tuesday, bringing the total to 19, including one Marylander.

10/17/2012

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Md. Reports 16th Case Of Meningitis Linked To Steroid Shot

The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain continues to grow in Maryland.

10/16/2012

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Death Rates Drop For 5 Top Causes Of Death

Death rates dropped significantly last year for five out of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S.

10/15/2012

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At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt A Deadly Outbreak

Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.

10/14/2012

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Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Rise To 105; 5 Cases Reported In Maryland

Meningitis cases caused by contaminated injections have climbed to 105 nationally with an eighth death confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.

10/08/2012

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Centers For Disease Control: More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis

As of Sunday, the death toll from the meningitis outbreak stands at seven.

10/08/2012

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Md. Panel On Biolab Safety Will Hold First Meeting In Baltimore

A state work group on private laboratories that handle dangerous pathogens is holding its first meeting at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.

10/02/2012

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CDC Reports Incidents Of Tainted Ricotta Cheese

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death.

09/12/2012

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CDC: All Baby Boomers Should Get Screened For Hepatitis C

One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with hepatitis C, and most have no clue.

08/20/2012

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CDC Recommends Baby Boomers Get Tested For Hepatitis C

Health alert. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns millions of Americans have a potentially deadly virus and don’t even know it. Now, they are recommending certain people get tested for Hepatitis C.

08/16/2012

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