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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 25007691:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzYxMTQ4XzVGNjg1MTVG] First Tennessee Meningitis Fatality May Have Been Kentucky Judge The family of a Kentucky judge confirmed to LEX 18 Friday that they believe the likely first fatality from a fungal meningitis outbreak currently happening in Tennessee and other states was Kentucky Circuit Court Judge Eddie C. Lovelace. The story was reported Friday morning in The Tennessean. The paper said that in July and August, Lovelace received three rounds of the pain-relieving steroid injections suspected of causing the outbreak of the rare disease, according to Joyce Lovelace, his wife. http://www.lex18.com/news/first-tennessee-meningitis-fatality-may-have-been-kentucky-judge/ [/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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