More than 100 people have been sickened by hand, foot and mouth disease at one of Johns Hopkins University's four Baltimore campuses.
In the wake of the Disneyland measles outbreak, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen is urging all parents to vaccinate their children against measles and other preventable diseases.
Health care providers in Maryland said they’re doing everything they can to be on the lookout for potential cases of Ebola, and that they’re confident those preparations are adequate.
WASHINGTON — Maryland health officials who learned of a potential link between a spinal steroid shot and cases of fungal meningitis waited nearly a week before alerting the general public. State epidemiologist David Blythe said in an interview this week that officials delayed notifying the entire state in order to gather and present as much […]
BOSTON — The Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that’s led to 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses is placing blame on a cleaning contractor. The New England Compounding Center has sent a letter to UniFirst Corp., demanding it take legal responsibility for claims against the compounding center related to the outbreak. […]
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers challenged the country’s top medical regulator Wednesday to explain why her agency did not take action sooner against the specialty pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has convened the first hearing to […]
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Illnesses: 363, including seven joint infections. Deaths: 28. States: 19; Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New […]
WASHINGTON — Federal health inspectors say staffers at a pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak over the past year documented dozens of cases of mold and bacteria growing in rooms that were supposed to be sterile. The Food and Drug Administration inspectors said that even though the mold and bacterial contamination at the Massachusetts pharmacy […]
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Officials say a Maryland company distributed an ingredient that triggered a salmonella outbreak that’s made almost 60 Buncombe County residents sick. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the state Department of Health and Human Services confirms that a culture starter for tempeh had the type of salmonella that caused the outbreak. Authorities say Tempeh […]
WASHINGTON — As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say — a death toll that would make the food outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that 55 illnesses and eight deaths were linked […]