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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
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[quote:Looking Around:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU2MzgwXzI0RjUwMDY2] [b]Up to 1,000 Minn. patients may be linked to meningitis outbreak[/b] ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that as many as 1,000 patients may have received contaminated steroids that have been implicated in a national meningitis outbreak. Two Twin Cities-based health care groups used steroids from the same product lots that have been linked to the deaths of five patients and 30 illnesses in six states. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/04/health/meningitis-steroids/ [/quote]
A dozen people have been sickened and two have died after an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections given at outpatient surgical centers in Tennessee and North Carolina, health officials said. At least 737 people who received lumbar epidural steroid injections between July 30 and Sept. 20 have been notified of the cluster of rare aspergillus meningitis infections
link to hisz.rsoe.hu
So far, five people have died in this outbreak. Thirty are ill.
Kentucky, right now, is lucky enough not to have any cases in the state. But from what WKYT is learning, the company that made the medications is licensed in all 50 states. There is a possibility we could soon find out about more infections.
link to www.wkyt.com
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