Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the site of injection of a contaminated lot of a steroid drug to treat symptoms such as back pain resulted in earlier identification of patients with probable or confirmed fungal spinal or paraspinal infection, allowing early initiation of medical and surgical treatment, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA.
Joining in on NYC Gay Pride Weekend at the end of this month? Health officials want to make sure you get your meningitis vaccination. Almost one third of men who’ve contracted the disease in NYC since August 2010 have died : according to a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine, 22 men have been afflicted with meningococcal disease through intimate encounters with other men
People traveling to New York City for Gay Pride events over the June 28-30 weekend are being told to seek advice about vaccination for invasive meningococcal disease, in a report released Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Doctors from Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are raising the alarm in the article due to a deadly bacterial …
New York City health officials are increasing public awareness about a meningitis outbreak, and urging gay men to get vaccinated for the infection in advance of as many as 1 million visitors for gay pride events in June.
Meningitis Outbreak Spurs Effort Before Gay Pride Events
Subpoenas are expected to be issued this week in an attempt to identify hundreds of possible additional victims in Tennessee and across the country of illnesses caused by tainted drugs produced by a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding company.
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Meningitis outbreak: Lawyers seek records of everyone treated with NECC drugs
Jo Graham, 36, from Warwickshire, was admitted to Coventry University Hospital suffering from an intense earache. Her condition rapidly deteriorated and her family turned off her life support machine five days later.
Michelle Powell of Moneta, a 41-year-old wife and mother of three, is slowly recovering from a fungal meningitis infection she said she contracted from a contaminated shot of medicine that went into her spine while in the hospital last October.
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Slow recovery from meningitis for patients
ROANOKE — Michelle Powell of Moneta is again living aspects of the life she had before a doctor injected contaminated medicine into her spine and she fell horribly ill last fall.
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Recovery from meningitis slow for 2 Va. residents
New Meningococcal Meningitis Awareness Program, "Get in the Game" to Level Playing Field for Young Athletes
SILVER SPRINGS, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Voices of Meningitis, a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in collaboration with Sanofi …