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 in Ohio are reaching out to patients who received injections of a potentially contaminated steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened 91 across nine states.
The one Ohio case -- involving a 65-year-old man who was sickened -- was confirmed Saturday.
State and local health officials are working to ensure that all who received the epidural injections at four health care facilities in Ohio contact their doctors. The clinics are in Dublin, Cincinnati and Marion.
The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that the majority of patients have been contacted.
Some public health nurses and health commissioners have enlisted sheriffs' offices and emergency medical services workers to assist them. They say they will go door-to-door if necessary to reach the patients.
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.
The owner of a company linked to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak cited his constitutional right to remain silent Wednesday before a congressional subcommittee investigating the firm and 32 deaths nationwide.
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.
A meningitis case in central Ohio increases the state's total to 14 illnesses linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
Two more meningitis cases bring Ohio's total to 13 illnesses linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
The Ohio Department of Health says the number of meningitis cases linked to recalled steroid injections has risen to 10 in Ohio.