Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

US says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

ByREUTERS
October 20, 2012 20:52

WASHINGTON - The US death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen to 23 with one new death each reported in Tennessee and North Carolina, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.

States reported 13 new cases of fungal meningitis, raising the total to 281, t he CDC said. There are also three peripheral infections in the outbreak caused by injections into joints.

The outbreak stems from medications shipped by the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts. The company faces federal and state investigations and lawsuits over the tainted medications.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
May 1, 2017
Pediatricians: Israeli kids gain 2 to 3 kgs. during summer break

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 13 - 34
    Beer Sheva
    15 - 27
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 16 - 28
    Jerusalem
    15 - 26
    Haifa
  • 21 - 32
    Elat
    18 - 32
    Tiberias