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  • #16
    Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 49 cases; 3 deaths

    Indiana fungal meningitis cases up to 50

    "Indiana now has 50 cases of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication.

    The Indiana State Department of Health released the new total Friday. It says the number of deaths from the disease linked to Indiana remains at three. Elkhart County's health officer has said all three deaths are linked to the northern Indiana county."



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    • #17
      Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 50 cases; 3 deaths

      This was the third death in Indiana, all of which had connections to Elkhart County.

      Family of Elkhart County man who died of fungal meningitis wants answers

      Goshen attorney Richard Crowder filed a lawsuit on behalf of Daniel Rohrer's family in Elkhart County Superior Court No. 1 on Oct. 30.

      In October, Rohrer was treated at Elkhart General Hospital after receiving a tainted steroid shot, which resulted in the illness. But, on Oct. 23, Rohrer lost his battle with fungal meningitis, making him the 25th person in the nation to die as a result of the illness.

      http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/E...177052951.html
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      • #18
        Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 50 cases; 3 deaths

        Ind. reports 4th death from meningitis outbreak

        Indiana now has 51 cases of the rare disease

        Elkhart County's health officer has said three deaths are linked to the northern Indiana county but told WSBT on Monday the 4th death was not from Elkhart County.

        http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-ind-re...0,707044.story
        The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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        • #19
          Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 51 cases; 4 deaths

          Indiana confirms another fungal meningitis case

          "Indiana has another case of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication.

          State Department of Health spokesman Ken Severson said Friday that Indiana now has 53 cases of the illness that's killed four people in the state..."



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          "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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          • #20
            Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 53 cases; 4 deaths

            The State Dept. of Health has not released any details on this latest death.

            5th person in Indiana has died in fungal meningitis outbreak

            "Another person in Indiana has died in the fungal meningitis outbreak, bringing the total number of deaths here to 5, state health officials said today.

            In all, 55 people have been diagnosed with the disease after receiving contaminated steroid shots from a Massaachusetts specialty pharmacy. One of the five people included in Indiana’s death count resided out of state but received the problematic shot here...



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            "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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            • #21
              Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 56 cases; 6 deaths

              Source: http://www.fox59.com/health/wxin-six...1682122.column

              Sixth death connected to Indiana reported in fungal meningitis outbreak

              A sixth person connected to Indiana has died from the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to an injectable steroid.

              According to the Indiana State Health Department, the latest victim was from out of state and not an Indiana resident. Six people with ties to Indiana have now died from the outbreak; there are 56 confirmed cases in the Hoosier State...

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              • #22
                Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 56 cases; 6 deaths

                Thanks for posting this Shiloh.

                This is the death that CDC currently has listed in MI, but the MI Dept. of Community Health isn't including it in their total. Instead, they list it as the 2nd MI resident to die in MI due to treatment they received out-of-state.

                I was waiting to see if the CDC changed their listing but they haven't posted an update today.



                "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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                • #23
                  Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis - 56 cases; 6 deaths

                  Indiana reports 59th fungal meningitis case


                  "INDIANAPOLIS —

                  Indiana has recorded its 59th case of fungal meningitis linked to injections of a recalled back pain medication.

                  The Indiana State Department of Health reported the new total Tuesday. The latest total compares with 56 cases of the rare disease in Indiana last week.

                  The agency has not released any information on where the cases are located..."



                  "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                  "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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                  • #24
                    Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and associated infections - 59 cases; 6 deaths

                    Indiana sees 7th meningitis death

                    "INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Another person has died in connection to tainted steroids at Indiana clinics that caused fungal meningitis.

                    Seven people have now died as a result of the injections received at Indiana clinics. Some of the people who have died have been from outside the state, but traveled to Indiana for treatment.

                    It wasn’t clear Friday if the latest victim was from Indiana.

                    Overall, 68 people have developed fungal meningitis as a result of the pain medicine tied to an East Coast clinic. "



                    "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                    "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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                    • #25
                      Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and associated infections - 68 cases; 7 deaths

                      There have been no reports from the media or the Department of Health about new cases since my last post dated Dec. 17th.



                      "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                      "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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                      • #26
                        Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and associated infections - 68 cases; 7 deaths

                        By Jason Overholt (joverholt@wsbt.com)
                        3:22 p.m. EST, January 11, 2013

                        Elkhart County has seen its third death from an outbreak of fungal meningitis that's been connected to injections of a recalled back pain medication, according to a county health official.
                        ...
                        http://www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-3rd-fu...,3650422.story

                        Added: We had 3 deaths as of October. I wonder if they took Pauline Burema out of the Elkhart County count because she lived in Michigan... and this is a new one?
                        The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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                        • #27
                          Re: Indiana - Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and associated infections - 68 cases; 7 deaths

                          This weeks CDC report lists 2 new deaths in IN. There are no official or media reports of a death aside from the one reported in the post by Mixin above.



                          "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

                          "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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