meningitis

Health Official Fired Over Meningitis Outbreak
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts pharmacy board's director has been fired for ignoring a complaint that a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was shipping drugs in bulk, in violation of its state license. The Colorado pharmacy board complained about the New England Compounding Center in Ju…
Bacteria Found in Pharmacy Linked to Deadly Meningitis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health inspectors say they found bacteria and mold growing in rooms that were supposed to be kept sterile at the pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis. The Food and Drug Administration has released its initial report after investigating the New England Co…
Meningitis Outbreak Subsiding Says Doctor
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's chief medical officer says the rate of new infections from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak appears to be declining in the state where it was first discovered. Dr. David Reagan said in an interview Thursday that not everyone who received the contamin…
Never Used Steroid Meds found with Fungus
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have confirmed that a fungus behind a meningitis outbreak has also been found in unopened vials of steroid medication. The Food and Drug Administration said the fungus was in one lot of vials made in August by the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, M…
More Die from Fungus tainted Injections
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say four more people have died in the national meningitis outbreak, bringing the number of deaths to 19. The deaths are among the 247 people in 15 states sickened in the outbreak, which has been tied to steroid shots for back pain...
Warning Expands for Tainted Injections
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have broadened their warning to doctors about other medicines made by a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration took the step Monday because of reports of new illnesses that may be tied to other products made by the …
1st Case of Meningitis Reported in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho health officials say an eastern Idaho man has been diagnosed with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection commonly used to treat back pain. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said this is the first Idaho illness linked to a national outbreak that…
Meningitis Reports Rise, None In Idaho
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday...