Meningitis

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Meningitis Outbreak Expected To Spread

A medical expert tells CBS 11 that the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people so far is nowhere near its end.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Drug Recall Could Rival 1980s Tylenol Scare

Two other drugs may now also be linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. It has prompted a voluntary drug recall that could rival the Tylenol recall from the early 1980s.

10/16/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Another Death Reported In Meningitis Outbreak

Federal health officials are reporting the death toll from an outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis has risen to 15.

10/13/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Meningitis Case From Tainted Shot From Dallas Facility

As the number of cases of people infected with meningitis due to steroid injections continues to grow, Texas has now joined the list of states of with infected patients.

10/12/2012

New England Compounding Center, shown on October 5, 2012. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus. (credit: Getty Images)

A Closer Look At Compounding Pharmacies

A deadly meningitis outbreak linked to steroid shots has grown. The multi state outbreak shines a spotlight on compounding pharmacies. What are they and are they safe?

CBS 11–10/08/2012

CDC: More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis

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.

10/07/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

North Texans Injected With Steroid Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

More than 100 North Texans have been notified they did receive an injection from the medication involved in nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

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Texas Among States With Drug Linked To Outbreak

Texas is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid used to treat back pain but is now linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/04/2012

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Plano Family Shares Tragic Meningitis Story

Meningitis is just one in a long list of diseases that children and some adults must be vaccinated against in Texas. But many people do not know much about meningitis.

09/25/2012

A researcher extracts fluid from a vial at a lab. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Meningitis Vaccine For Infants

A new combination vaccine that protects infants from two deadly infections that can cause meningitis, meningococcal disease and Hib disease, was approved Thursday by the FDA.

06/18/2012

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DCHHS Gets New Shipment Of Meningitis Vaccine

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Good news for residents in Dallas County. On Thursday, Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that they received another shipment of the meningitis vaccine. Last week DCHHS had run out of […]

01/12/2012

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New School Meningitis Vaccine Law Leads To Shortages

Senate Bill 1107 went into effective January 1, 2012 and requires all new, transfer and returning college students, under the age of 30, to have documentation proving they’ve received the bacterial meningitis vaccination.

01/06/2012

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