Two new cases of fungal meningitis has been confirmed in Florida. The state’s Department of Health reported that both of the cases were associated with contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center.
Some students at Coral Reef Senior High students returned to class Monday morning wearing black or UM colors in honor of classmate who died last Friday from meningitis.
A South Florida medical office confirmed to CBS4 News that six of their patients were injected with the steroid that has been liked to the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 14 people and sickened 170 in eleven states.
During a update about the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak to the Florida Cabinet Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott inadvertently gave out a number that will do nothing to help people looking for information about the condition: an adult phone line number.
State health officials have confirmed the first death in Florida related to the meningitis outbreak that has affected several U.S. states.
Four confirmed meningitis cases in Florida are linked to a national outbreak according to Gov. Rick Scott.
More than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis have been reported in Florida and eight other states.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) released the names of the Florida facilities where an ongoing meningitis outbreak can be traced to. Of the eight facilities, one is in South Florida.
The Florida Department of Health is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other states following the outbreak of a rare form of meningitis in five states, including Florida.
A proposal which would require children in Florida to be vaccinated for meningitis before they can enter the 7th grade has been added to the state Senate’s budget proposal.