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Two New Fungal Meningitis Cases Confirmed In Florida

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.

10/16/2012

Coral Reef Senior High (Source: CBS4)

Students Return To Coral Reef High After Meningitis Death

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.

CBS4–10/15/2012

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Kendall Center Confirms 6 Patients Injected With Steroid Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

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.

CBS4–10/11/2012

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Gov. Scott Accidentally Give Out Phone Sex Line, Not Meningitis Hotline

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.

CBS4–10/09/2012

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First Death From Meningitis Outbreak Confirmed In Florida

State health officials have confirmed the first death in Florida related to the meningitis outbreak that has affected several U.S. states.

CBS4–10/09/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

4 Fla. Meningitis Cases Linked To National Outbreak

Four confirmed meningitis cases in Florida are linked to a national outbreak according to Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS4–10/09/2012

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Rare Meningitis Cases Confirmed In Florida, Eight Other States

More than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis have been reported in Florida and eight other states.

10/07/2012

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida DOH Names Source Facilities In Ongoing Meningitis Outbreak

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.

CBS4–10/05/2012

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Rare Meningitis Outbreak Grows; 2 Cases In 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.

CBS4–10/04/2012

(Source: Broward County Public Schools)

School Meningitis Vaccine Requirement Added To Senate Budget

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.

CBS4–02/15/2012

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