Tag Archives: fungal meningitis

In the News: early voting down, meningitis victims catch another sickness, political groups spend $500b, Sandy and voters

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers – People recovering from meningitis in an outbreak sparked by a contaminated steroid may experience a second ailment. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, is an infection near the spine at the site where […]

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In the News: Biden in Ocala, fungal meningitis, Florida tuition, early voting

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Biden in Ocala on Wednesday – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make a campaign stop Wednesday at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala. The event is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are available today […]

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In the News: fungal meningitis, congressman charged, Barnes and Noble PIN pads, bogus voter letters

By on October 24th, 2012 | Last updated: October 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Fla. health officials: 3 more cases of meningitis – The Florida Department of Health announced three more cases of fungal meningitis: a 60-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Escambia County, and a 50-year-old man in Marion County. The total […]

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In the News: Fungal meningitis, Christian Aguilar, iPad Mini, FAMU death, license plate redesign

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

New fungal meningitis case reported in Florida; 19 people now sickened by tainted drug – Florida health officials have confirmed another case of fungal meningitis for a total of 19 cases in the state. Tampa Bay Times Mourners pay their […]

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18 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Fla.

By on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: October 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

The Florida Department of Health in collaboration with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation sent letters today to eight manufacturers of anti-fungal medications, urging the manufacturers to ensure an adequate supply of medication remains available to treat patients with fungal meningitis in Florida.

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Two more cases of meningitis, recall of NECC drugs continues

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Two more cases of meningitis have been reported in Florida. In a conference call Tuesday, Florida’s State Surgeon General said all medication related to the event has been recalled. At this point, the department is attempting to contact any patient who may have been been injected with contaminated medication.

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Four cases of fungal meningitis confirmed in Marion County

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Four fungal meningitis cases have been confirmed in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The national outbreak of this disease, which usually results from a spread of a fungus to the spinal cord, has killed eight people.

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Viral meningitis cases linked to steroid injections, two cases reported in Florida

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

A rare and deadly form of fungal meningitis has killed five and sickened 47 in seven states, with two cases reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health has identified eight facilities in Florida that received contaminated medication, three of […]

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