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 - Ohio health officials have reported 16 meningitis cases linked to a larger outbreak of the illness and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
The Ohio Department of Health said Friday that the latest cases involve an 85-year-old Clermont County man and a 31-year-old Franklin County woman. Cases of rare fungal meningitis also have been reported in Crawford, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow, Warren and Union counties.
Those cases involve adults, and none have died.
Federal officials report more than 400 illnesses and 29 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.
Officials say fungal meningitis cannot be spread person-to-person.
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.