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2 years 3 months ago

Health warning on new round of fungal infections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid shots after finding that some have infections at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis. Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner said Thursday that since Thanksgiving, officials have identified 22 new cases of...

2 years 3 months ago

37 cases of fungal meningitis now reported in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey health officials say 37 cases of fungal meningitis have now been reported in the state. The cases, two confirmed and 35 considered probable, are linked to a recalled, potentially tainted steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. Nationally, officials say more than 500...

3 years 4 months ago

Adams State student treated for meningitis

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - An Adams State College student is being treated for meningitis, prompting warnings to other students. The (Alamosa) Valley Courier reports that the infected student does not live on campus. The newspaper also says that doctors believe the student appears to have the viral form of the...

4 years 5 months ago

3rd Larimer County meningitis patient dies

A 52-year-old Larimer County man who contracted meningitis during a pick-up hockey game has died. The Coloradoan in Fort Collins reports that Bill Jubert of Bellvue died Monday after a series of strokes. Joy Jubert says her husband had recently been diagnosed with vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels....

4 years 8 months ago

Meningitis shots recommended for young people

The Colorado Department of Public Health is recommending vaccinations for meningitis after an outbreak of this deadly disease in Fort Collins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices routinely recommends meningococcal vaccine for all people at their 11- or 12-year-old checkup. The committee recommends...

4 years 11 months ago

Meningitis claims Metro State student

A Metro State College student who died recently had bacterial meningitis, and state health officials are urging students at the Auraria campus to consider vaccines. State health authorities confirmed the cause of death Friday, though the student's name and time of death have not been announced. College students are considered...

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