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FDA Approves ‘Trenumba,’ New Meningitis Vaccine
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FDA Approves ‘Trenumba,’ New Meningitis Vaccine

The United States Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) has now approved a new vaccine for the deadly meningococcal disease, better known as meningitis. The vaccine is called Trumenba and it will be used to protect people aged 10 to 25. Trenumba is made by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc, which carried out several studies of the […]

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Was The Meningitis Outbreak Caused By The Cleaning Company?
By Jim Greene Trending Health News

Was The Meningitis Outbreak Caused By The Cleaning Company?

An unfortunate occurrence of a meningitis outbreak has led to 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses. The pharmacy that has been linked to the outbreak is blaming a cleaning contractor. The cleaning company UniFirst Corp. was contracted to clean the facility once a month. The pharmacy known as The New England Compounding Centre (NECC) has […]

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Meningitis Outbreak Update: 31 Deaths
By Jim Greene Outbreaks & Public Health News

Meningitis Outbreak Update: 31 Deaths

The recent meningitis outbreak in the United States has claimed another victim. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has put the death toll at 31, and the outbreak rate at 414 infected people. There are additional patients who have developed joint infections and related abscesses. The meningitis outbreak was caused by injectable steroid shots being […]

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Meningitis Outbreak Update: Sufferers Hit With Rare Secondary Infection
By Catherine Roberts Outbreaks & Public Health News

Meningitis Outbreak Update: Sufferers Hit With Rare Secondary Infection

The recent meningitis outbreak is the cause of a rare secondary illness called an epidural abscess. The meningitis drug was contaminated with a fungus, and this fungus is present in the new infections. Over 400 people in the United States were made sick from the contaminated drug. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan has had […]

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Meningitis Outbreak Cause Found: Pharmacy Knew Of Contamination
By Catherine Roberts Outbreaks & Public Health News

Meningitis Outbreak Cause Found: Pharmacy Knew Of Contamination

The possible origin of the meningitis outbreak has been found. The specialty pharmacy that produced the vaccines was found to be possibly not sterile. The Food and Drug Administration is completing an ongoing investigation into the pharmacy. Since January there have been four dozen reports of possible contamination in the laboratory. While the reports were filed, […]

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Death Toll Rises As Fungal Meningitis Ravages The USA
By Jim Greene Outbreaks & Public Health News

Death Toll Rises As Fungal Meningitis Ravages The USA

The Center of Disease Control has located the source of the deadly fungal meningitis that killed 14 people to date and infected another 170. The fungus has been linked to a steroid shot produced by New England Compounding which had shipped the shots to 23 states. The shots which have been recalled by New England Compounding have […]

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Meningitis Outbreak in United States Linked to Steroid Shots
By Jim Greene Outbreaks & Public Health News

Meningitis Outbreak in United States Linked to Steroid Shots

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scrambling to identify how many of the steroid shots, that has already infected 105 people, are contaminated with these deadly fungus.  Almost 13,000 people have received the shots, but it is believed that only the ones who received the injections in their backs are at […]

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