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.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in the state linked to tainted steroids has risen to five.
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.
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 CEO of Minnesota pain clinics that used a steroid now linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak says four patients have shown symptoms.
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.
State health officials say eight people in Wisconsin are among those sickened by a salmonella outbreak in 19 states
Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.
It’s been six weeks since the state’s last measles case. The totals from the state’s worst outbreak in years stand at 23 cases including 14 children who had to be hospitalized. But there were no deaths.
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.
Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.
The Minnesota Department of Health says that flu activity in the state is still high with 12 flu deaths happening just last week.
The Minnesota Department of Health says they have found a 11th case of measles in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports a number of new case of measles in the state, bringing the number found since February to nine total.