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Meningitis Outbreak: How Two Docs Helped Unravel a Medical Mystery

Meningitis Outbreak: How Two Docs Helped Unravel a Medical Mystery

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As she desperately worked to follow the trail of what would turn into a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, Dr. Marion Kainer, an epidemiologist at the Tennessee Department of Health, found there was simply …

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two more deaths linked to the outbreak of fungal meningitis from steroid shots for back pain, bringing the total number of people who have died to 14.The CDC als…

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

iiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An eleventh person has died and 108 more have been sickened by a rare form of fungal meningitis, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to an injectable steroid, called…

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

iiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An eleventh person has died and 108 more have been sickened by a rare form of fungal meningitis, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to an injectable steroid, called…

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to Rise

iiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An eleventh person has died and 108 more have been sickened by a rare form of fungal meningitis, health officials said Tuesday. The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to an injectable steroid, called…

CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

CDC Reports Eighth Fungal Meningitis Death

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Health officials estimate that 13,000 people may have been exposed to contaminated lots of an epidural steroid that has been linked to a rare fungal meningitis that has infected 105 people across nine states, ki…

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