Health Officials Report 15 Infected With Meningitis In Md.; 4 More States Report Cases

15 Oct

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A meningitis outbreak continues to spiral. Health officials in Maryland are now confirming a fifteenth case of the disease.

Derek Valcourt reports scientists and doctors are rushing to contain the spread.

It’s already claimed the life of one infected Marylander. There are at least 15 others hoping they can beat it.

Patricia Pugh is one of the 15 Marylanders sickened by fungal meningitis. Many more in this state are still waiting to see if they will experience symptoms during the incubation period, which typically takes one to four weeks.

“Waiting is a little bit stressful because you see the one person that passed away in Maryland,” Scott Amigh, who received the steroid injection, said.

More On The Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene’s (DHMH) Investigation Into The Outbreak.

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Already more than 200 cases are now confirmed nationwide, all of them from a contaminated steroid injection intended…

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