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UC Riverside Employee Puts At Least Two Dozen At Risk For Meningitis

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:55

UC Riverside employee diagnosed with meningitis, who is hospitalized and in isolation, may have put two dozen at high risk.


Princeton Begins Meningitis B Vaccinations In Hopes Of Halting Outbreak

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:02

Hoping to halt the meningitis B outbreak that has caused eight people to fall ill, Princeton University began administering the vaccine Bexsero, which is not yet approved in the U.S.

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College Student Has Legs Amputated In Fourth UCSB Meningitis Case

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:09

A fourth case of meningitis was confirmed at University of California Santa Barbara. Sadly, one 18-year old stricken with the disease, Aaron Loy, had to have both his legs amputated.

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Michigan's Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak To Be Investigated Jointly By State And Federal Authorities

By | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:33

A criminal investigation into last year’s fungal meningitis outbreak that caused the death of 64 people continues, coordinated by Michigan and federal officials.


Princeton Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Use Of Vaccine Not Approved For Use In US

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 13:30

Princeton University's meningitis B outbreak has prompted school officials to import Bexsero, a vaccine that has not yet been approved for use in the United States.

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Princeton University Experiences Meningitis Outbreak

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 13:38

Princeton University confirmed its seventh case of meningitis on Sunday in what has been a yearlong outbreak on the campus.

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Bacterial Meningitis Infections Accelerating Among New York Gay And Bisexual Men

By | Sat, 05/18/2013 - 18:17

New York City public health officials recommend that HIV-positive or non-monogamous men who have visited the city any time since September 2012 get vaccinated.

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Giant Snails Invading Houston May Carry Meningitis-Causing Roundworms [VIDEO]

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:30

The USDA is investigating how giant snails arrived in Harris County, Texas. Scientists warn that they may carry rat lungworms that cause eosinophilic meningitis.

Childhood Meningitis Endangers Academic and Long-Term Economic Success

Childhood Meningitis Endangers Academic and Long-Term Economic Success

By | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:07

In a sweeping 30-year study, researchers found that youths who contracted bacterial meningitis had low high school completion rate and not economically self-sufficient as adults.

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Michigan to Investigate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak from Steroid Injections

By | Fri, 04/19/2013 - 17:34

The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 53 Americans, caused by steroid injections tainted with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, will soon be investigated by a Michigan grand jury.

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Infections Linked to Tainted Steroid Injections Near 500 Cases

By | Thu, 11/22/2012 - 11:27

A deadly outbreak of infections linked to tainted steroid injections is approaching 500 cases nearly two months after it began.

Amid Meningitis Crisis, Critics Say Medicare May Promote Risky Drug Compounding

By | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:29

As long as a physician has prescribed a compounded drug, Medicare as well as some private insurers cover it even if FDA has approved a version of the drug from a pharmaceutical manufacturer.

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House Republicans to FDA: No Meningitis Action Without Documents

By | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:56

Republicans on a congressional panel investigating a deadly meningitis outbreak told FDA not to expect new authority to prevent future problems until the agency hands over documents about its role in the current crisis.

U.S. Lawmakers Pledge Action After Meningitis Outbreak

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:00

Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.

Meningitis Outbreak Spurs Calls to Strengthen FDA

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 09:50

US and state health regulators called on Congress to strengthen federal oversight of compounding pharmacies as lawmakers prepared for two days of hearings on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a compounded steroid.