Pharmacy At Center Of Meningitis Outbreak Ordered To Shut DownThere were dirty floors and fungus at the Massachusetts pharmacy that distributed tens of thousands of contaminated steroid shots. Nearly two dozen people have died from meningitis linked to the shots and now that facility is ordered to shut down.
Meningitis Victims Face Long, Uncertain RecoveryVilinda 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.
FDA: Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Patients MatchThe fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.
Health Officials Report 15 Infected With Meningitis In Md.; 4 More States Report CasesA meningitis outbreak continues to spiral. Health officials in Maryland are now confirming a fifteenth case of the disease.
At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt A Deadly OutbreakScattered 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.
Md. Reports 15th Case Of Meningitis Linked To ShotThe number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012Saturday is the Baltimore Marathon! Also, Dr. Bill discusses the fungal meningitis outbreak.
Mass. Pharmacy Founder Had Background In RecyclingThe 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.
13 Cases Of Meningitis Linked To Steroid Shots Now Reported In Md.The number of Marylanders infected with fungal meningitis is going up.
Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Rise To 105; 5 Cases Reported In MarylandMeningitis cases caused by contaminated injections have climbed to 105 nationally with an eighth death confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.
More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis; Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Wide RecallHealth officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.