Princeton University officials are weighing whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The number of meningitis cases linked to a larger outbreak of the illness and recalled steroid injections for back pain has dropped from 16 to 15 in Ohio.
The Ohio Department of Health said Thursday that a 28-year-old woman in Marion County no longer meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition of this type of meningitis.
The 15 cases are in Franklin, Clermont, Marion, Morrow, Crawford, Warren, Hamilton and Union counties. They involve adults, and none have died.
Federal officials report more than 420 illnesses and 31 deaths in the outbreak linked to a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts called the New England Compounding Center. It recalled its products.
Officials say dozens of Ohio facilities received the pharmacy's products while four clinics in Ohio received the potentially contaminated steroids.
Avon Local Schools now knows that a student at Avon High School with a suspected case of viral meningitis did contract the virus.
The lawsuits allege that NECC negligently produced a defective and dangerous product and seek millions to repay families for the death of spouses, physically painful recoveries, lost wages and mental and emotional suffering.
Health officials say a 58-year-old Morrow County woman's fungal meningitis is the 19th case in Ohio linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
Health officials say an 85-year-old Clermont County woman's fungal meningitis case marks Ohio's 18th illness linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.