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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Health officials say a rare meningitis outbreak has sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections for back pain. Four people have died.
Eighteen of the cases -- and two deaths -- are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak. A health official said the steroid came from a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the other cases are in Virginia, Maryland, Florida and North Carolina. Virginia and Maryland had one death each.
Health officials said Wednesday that more new cases are almost certain to appear in the coming days. Investigators have not ruled out contamination in other products.
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.