Jan 22, 2013 13:33 EST
Chad's government on Tuesday said a team of international experts have not been able to find any links between the hospitalisation of 38 children and their recent vaccinations against meningitis.
Nov 15, 2012 01:11 EST
In a breakthrough for the fight against meningitis in poor countries, researchers say the WHO has ruled that a key vaccine can be transported or stored for up to four days without refrigeration.
Nov 14, 2012 16:27 EST
US lawmakers slammed federal and state health officials Wednesday for failing to properly police a pharmacy whose tainted drugs caused a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
Nov 12, 2012 17:55 EST
US federal health inspectors said Monday they have uncovered serious problems at a second Massachusetts pharmacy run by some of the same people whose tainted drugs caused a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Nov 05, 2012 18:19 EST
The death toll from a meningitis outbreak linked to tainted drugs rose to 30 as the number of cases climbed to a whopping 419, US health officials said Monday.
Oct 31, 2012 16:03 EDT
Some 29 people have died from fungal meningitis they contracted after being treated with tainted steroid injections blamed for a growing national outbreak, US health officials said Wednesday.
Oct 30, 2012 17:52 EDT
Twenty-eight people have died from fungal meningitis they contracted after using suspected tainted steroid injections blamed for a growing national outbreak, a US health monitor said Tuesday.
Oct 29, 2012 18:23 EDT
Two UN agencies on Monday presented a new tool to map health risks linked to climate change and extreme weather conditions, enabling authorities to give advance warnings and act to prevent "climate-sensitive" diseases from spreading.
Oct 20, 2012 17:22 EDT
The death toll in the United States from an unprecedented outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated drug has climbed to 23 people, health officials said Saturday.
Oct 19, 2012 16:06 EDT
The death toll in the United States from an unprecedented outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a contaminated drug has climbed to 21 people, health officials said Friday.
Oct 18, 2012 15:23 EDT
US health officials confirmed that the tainted drugs linked to an outbreak of meningitis did indeed contained the fungus which causes the infection Thursday as the death toll rose to 20 people.
Oct 18, 2012 02:44 EDT
At least 19 people have died in a widening fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated steroid, US health officials said.
Oct 16, 2012 22:50 EDT
Criminal investigators searched the US pharmacy that made the tainted drugs tied to a widening meningitis outbreak, as the death toll from the outbreak rose to 16 people.
Oct 16, 2012 21:19 EDT
An Indonesian cruise ship crew member died of meningitis, nine days after being hospitalised with three colleagues in the western Italian port city of Livorno, health sources said.
Oct 16, 2012 19:19 EDT
Criminal investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration searched a Massachusetts pharmacy Tuesday which made tainted drugs tied to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people.
Oct 15, 2012 23:05 EDT
US health officials identified two new drugs which may have infected patients with meningitis as they investigate a widening outbreak tied to tainted products from a Massachusetts pharmacy.
Oct 15, 2012 00:06 EDT
Fungal meningitis tied to a contaminated steroid has affected 205 people in a worsening outbreak of the infection that has killed 15 people in the United States, officials said.
Oct 14, 2012 19:32 EDT
Fungal meningitis tied to a contaminated steroid has affected 205 people in a worsening outbreak of the infection that has killed 15 people in the United States, officials said Sunday.
Oct 13, 2012 18:58 EDT
The death toll from an unprecedented US meningitis outbreak tied to a tainted steroid jumped to 15 after another person died from a fungal form of the disease, health authorities said Saturday.
Oct 12, 2012 15:36 EDT
The number of people believed to have been sickened by a contaminated drug rose to 185 Friday, but US health officials said the death toll from the rare meningitis outbreak held steady at 14.