Meningitis

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Ramsey Co. Man Dies Of Meningitis, MDH Urges Vaccinations

A Ramsey County man’s death from meningitis has the Minnesota Department of Health urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated. There have been meningococcal meningitis outbreaks in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles recently, affecting gay and bisexual men in those metro areas.

07/17/2015

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Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples Linked To 4 Deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

12/19/2014

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Officials Confirm 11th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota health officials have confirmed another case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. That brings the number of Minnesota cases to 11.

11/06/2012

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Minnesota Records 10th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota has confirmed its 10th case of fungal meningitis as part of a national outbreak tied to tainted steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy. The initial announcement from the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday did not give details about the patient.

10/30/2012

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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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List: MN Clinics Who Received Potentially Contanimated Drugs

Here is a complete list of clinics in Minnesota that received potentially contaminated drugs from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.

10/25/2012

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Minnesota Reports 9th Fungal Meningitis Case

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the state’s ninth confirmed case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak tied to tainted steroids.

10/25/2012

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Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 317 Cases, 24 Deaths

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.

10/24/2012

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Meningitis Victims Face Long, Uncertain Recovery

Vilinda York lies in her Florida hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face.

10/20/2012

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FDA: Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Patients Match

The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one blamed in the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.

10/18/2012

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129 MN Clinics Received Injectable Drugs From NECC

Even more people may be at risk of getting meningitis than initially thought. The FDA is warning that a second steroid is now linked to fungal meningitis.

10/16/2012

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5th Case Of Meningitis Reported In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in the state linked to tainted steroids has risen to five.

10/15/2012

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State: Fourth Minnesota Resident Has Meningitis

There is a fourth Minnesota resident who has meningitis linked to tainted steroids. The Minnesota Department of Health announced the fourth case Saturday.

10/13/2012

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CDC: Meningitis Cases Reach 170, 14 People Die

The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness.

10/11/2012

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Suit: Firm Provided Tainted Meds In 2002, Man Died

Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004.

10/11/2012

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MN Woman Suffers Stroke-Like Symptoms After Contaminated Injection

The State of Minnesota has scaled down the number of Minnesotans who received contaminated steroid injections that have been linked to a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.

10/08/2012

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Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products. The New England Compounding Center announced the recall on Saturday.

10/08/2012

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3 Minn. Women Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Minnesota health officials say they’ve confirmed three cases of a rare fungal meningitis linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.

10/07/2012

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CDC: More Than 90 People Ill 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

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Dept. Of Health: Meningitis Risk ‘Limited’

At least 20 officials from the Minnesota Department of Health are working to contact the more than 950 people who received injectable steroids linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis.

10/06/2012

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Second Meningitis Case Found In Minnesota

A Minnesota woman has been diagnosed with meningitis linked to a deadly outbreak.

10/06/2012

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Meningitis Cases Growing: ‘Take The Warning Seriously’

Several hundred Minnesotans got injected with a steroid linked to fungal meningitis. Dozens of them are showing meningitis symptoms, though no cases have been confirmed in our state.

10/05/2012

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Clinic CEO: 4 Patients Have Meningitis Symptoms

The CEO of Minnesota pain clinics that used a steroid now linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak says four patients have shown symptoms.

10/05/2012

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Several Minn. Clinics Gave Drug Tied To Outbreak

A Minnesota health official says the state hasn’t found any cases of a rare kind of meningitis, as federal health officials warned doctors and hospitals to avoid a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening national outbreak.

10/04/2012

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