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 - 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.
The case is Clermont County's third, with other cases in Crawford, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow, Union and Warren counties, as well as a Kentucky woman who got an injection in Ohio. All are adults and none have died.
Officials previously removed one woman from the list because the case no longer met the federal definition of this type of meningitis.
Federal officials report more than 430 illnesses and 32 deaths in the outbreak linked to a specialty pharmacy that recalled its products.
Officials say dozens of Ohio facilities received the products, while four Ohio clinics got 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.