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.
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.
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.
Meningitis cases caused by contaminated injections have climbed to 105 nationally with an eighth death confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.
Patients in 23 states are being warned that the spinal steroid shots they received may have given them meningitis.
The two kinds of fungus linked to a meningitis outbreak are found in plenty of places and rarely make people sick.
Meningitis Outbreak Traced To Steroid Used To Relieve Back Pain; Health Officials Brace For More Cases
Injected to relieve pain, a steroid contaminated with meningitis has killed five people in the U.S., including one right here in Maryland. And nationally, as many as 900 people may have received a potentially dangerous injection.
An outbreak of rare meningitis is killing people across the country—including here in Maryland. The fungal meningitis comes from contaminated steroid injections being given for back pain.
West Nile virus now has killed 47 people and infected an estimated 95,000.
An outbreak of hepatitis C in New Hampshire is now linked to a medical technician who once worked at several Maryland hospitals. At least 30 people in New Hampshire have contracted the virus.
Federal health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.
An outbreak of bacterial infections on the East Coast illustrates the popularity of raw, unpasteurized milk despite strong warnings from public health officials about the potential danger.