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Oct 19, 2012

Oct 19, 2012

Report describes case that launched meningitis outbreak probe

(CIDRAP News) – A medical team from Tennessee today described the diagnosis and medical care of the first patient sickened in the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, the case that triggered an investigation by the state's public health officials and led to the uncovering of the problem.

Oct 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

HHS seeks comments on risks of H5N1 research

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are inviting the public to weigh in on whether research on H5N1 avian influenza viruses, including strains modified in the lab to make them more transmissible, is risky enough to require new safety regulations and precautions.

Oct 17, 2012

Oct 17, 2012

Fungal meningitis toll rises as feds raid pharmacy

(CIDRAP News) – Fourteen more cases and four more deaths were reported today in a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids provided by a Massachusetts pharmacy, which was raided yesterday by federal agents.

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