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.
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.
Several students are sickened by a potentially serious but common disease inside a Baltimore City elementary school. Now, parents and school leaders are on alert.
A warning from the Baltimore City Health Department about a confirmed outbreak of scarlet fever at one city school. Doctors say it’s extremely contagious in kids.
The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is still growing as federal health authorities report new deaths in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
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