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.
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.
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.
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.
The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain continues to grow in Maryland.
A meningitis outbreak continues to spiral. Health officials in Maryland are now confirming a fifteenth case of the disease.
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.
The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.
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.
The number of Marylanders infected with fungal meningitis is going up.
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.
More cases of meningitis from tainted steroids. Tuesday, the CDC reported another three deaths, bringing the death toll to 11. Here in Maryland, affected families are on edge.