Death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

Posted: Updated:

(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - The death toll is rising as the deadly fungal meningitis claims more lives across the United States.
    
Officials say 23 people have now died as a result of tainted medication from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham. Over the weekend, states reported 13 new cases, raising the total to 285.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that as many as 14,000 people may have been exposed to the tainted drug.

The Framingham lab is now facing several lawsuits, including one civil suit in Massachusetts that seeks to freeze the NECC and its executives' personal assets until the issue is resolved.

STATE CASE COUNT DEATHS
FLORIDA (FL) 17 3
IDAHO (ID) 1 0
ILLINOIS (IL) 1 0
INDIANA (ID) 40 2
MARYLAND (MD) 17 1
MICHIGAN (MI) 62 5
MINNESOTA (MN) 7 0
NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH) 10 0
NEW JERSEY (NJ) 16 0
NEW YORK (NY) 1 0
NORTH CAROLINA (NC) 2 1
OHIO (OH) 11 0
PENNSYLVANIA (PA) 1 0
TENNESSEE (TN) 69 9
TEXAS (TX) 1 0
VIRGINIA (VA) 41 2
TOTALS 297* 23




























*294 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to presumed fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system-related infection meeting the outbreak case definition, plus 3 peripheral joint infections (e.g., knee, hip, shoulder, elbow).

No deaths have been associated with peripheral joint infections.

For more information:
http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-map.html

RELATED STORIES:
 
Meningitis victims face long, uncertain recovery
    
CDC: Another person dies in meningitis outbreak; 271 sickened

Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices