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ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted updated figures to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached at least 105 cases. We know at least two patients contracted the disease at the OSMC Surgery Center in Elkhart. OSMC CEO Don...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state health official says Indiana now has 8 cases of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted back pain medication, up from Saturday's 5 reported cases, while Michigan is now reporting 20 cases. In a new report issued Sunday...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say Indiana has one confirmed case of a rare form of fungal meningitis tied to a recalled back pain medication. The State Department of Health said Thursday it's investigating the confirmed Indiana case of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A parasite commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba" infected a man teaching his daughter to swim in a southwestern Indiana lake, killing him within weeks, his father said Tuesday. State and federal officials have not...
DETROIT (AP) — People celebrating Labor Day weekend outdoors in Michigan could be setting themselves up as the main course for feasting mosquitoes, including the species known to carry the West Nile virus. The disease has become the summer...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Association of School Nurses is urging parents to get their children vaccinated against meningitis. The association is among several health groups across the country urging meningococcal vaccination. A new report...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has recorded its 59th case of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication. The Indiana State Department of Health reported the new total Tuesday. The latest total compares with 56 cases...
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LELAND, Mich. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl from northwestern Lower Michigan has died from complications of meningitis. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports Alexandra "Allee" Romeo of Cedar died Sunday at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand...
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Ingham County medical examiner says a 19-year-old Michigan State University student from western Michigan died late last week from meningococcal disease. The test results were reported Friday. Carly Glynn of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health scientists say Pfizer's best-selling vaccine Prevnar is at least as effective as a competing vaccine from Merck at helping prevent potentially deadly infections in adults Prevnar 13 is designed to reduce the risk of...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has temporarily stopped using vaccines from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc. and Sanofi-Aventis SA of France while it investigates the deaths of four children who were inoculated, the health ministry said Monday. The decision to...
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