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FDA Warned Mass. Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Of ‘Possible Contamination’ In 2006

More cases of meningitis and more deaths. WJZ has new details about the outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections: The maker of the drug was warned about the potential for disaster.

10/20/2012

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Meningitis Victims Face Long, Uncertain Recovery

Vilinda York lies in her Florida hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face.

10/20/2012

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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

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FDA: Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Patients Match

The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.

10/18/2012

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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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Health Officials Report 15 Infected With Meningitis In Md.; 4 More States Report Cases

A meningitis outbreak continues to spiral. Health officials in Maryland are now confirming a fifteenth case of the disease.

10/14/2012

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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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Md. Reports 15th Case Of Meningitis Linked To Shot

The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.

10/13/2012

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Mass. Pharmacy Founder Had Background In Recycling

The pharmacy linked to the nation’s deadly outbreak of meningitis is owned by two brothers-in-law who brought different but complementary skills to the venture: One’s a pharmacist, the other a risk-taking businessman who made his mark recycling old computers, fishing rope and mattresses.

10/13/2012

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13 Cases Of Meningitis Linked To Steroid Shots Now Reported In Md.

The number of Marylanders infected with fungal meningitis is going up.

10/11/2012

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Another Meningitis Case Reported In Md.; Mass. Compounding Center Under Scrutiny

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has now sickened nine people in Maryland and killed one. Nationally, the death toll now stands at 12, with 137 ill.

10/10/2012

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