Friday, October 05, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak

Meningitis warning spreads to 23 states as investigators focus in on cause

Health officials investigating a deadly outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis have urged doctors and hospitals across 23 states to contact patients who may have received a contaminated steroid injection in the last three months, in order to check them for symptoms.

The rapidly evolving outbreak has already killed five people and a further 35 are ill in six states, some of them "very seriously".