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‘Outbreak’ Prepares To Perform For New Year’s Eve Spectacular

As we break into 2013, one band will ring revelers into the New Year.

12/26/2012

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Second Md. Resident Dies In Meningitis Outbreak

The meningitis outbreak that flared up at the beginning of fall has not gone away. A second person in Maryland has died.

12/11/2012

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FDA Seeks More Authority Amid Meningitis Outbreak

The head of the Food and Drug Administration asked Congress Wednesday for more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as lawmakers questioned why the agency didn’t do more with its existing powers.

11/15/2012

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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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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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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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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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Death Count Rising In Meningitis Outbreak

Patients in 23 states are being warned that the spinal steroid shots they received may have given them meningitis.

10/08/2012

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Fungi Blamed For Meningitis Rarely Cause Trouble

The two kinds of fungus linked to a meningitis outbreak are found in plenty of places and rarely make people sick.

10/05/2012

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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.

10/04/2012

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Rare Meningitis Cases Up To 26 In 5 States, Including 1 Death In Md.

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.

10/03/2012

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West Nile Outbreak On Track To Be Worst Ever

West Nile virus now has killed 47 people and infected an estimated 95,000.

08/27/2012

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