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 Ohio Department of Health says the number of meningitis cases linked to recalled steroid injections has risen to nine in the state.
The health department says five cases have been reported in Marion County, and one case each in Crawford, Hamilton, Morrow and Warren counties. None have died.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 19 people have died among the 247 sickened in 15 states in the outbreak of rare fungal meningitis. They all received shots of an apparently contaminated steroid medication made by a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy.
Officials say 64 facilities in Ohio received the potentially contaminated steroids. The state said it is in the process of revising the number of Ohioans who received the injections. Most have been warned to watch for symptoms.
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.