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UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Meningitis diagnosed in Sacajawea Middle School student; low risk of spread

Spokane received its first meningitis diagnosis of the year, but officials say the risk of it spreading is low.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets 8 years in prison

The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after he tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain …

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs …

Oregon student files $3M lawsuit over slow meningitis diagnosis

A University of Oregon student seeks $3 million in a lawsuit against medical providers who she says failed to properly diagnose her with meningococcal disease in 2015.

Shadle Park graduate leading CDC effort to prevent meningitis, pertussis

As potentially fatal illnesses that spread easily, meningitis and whooping cough are diseases that make the news when infections spread. Behind the headlines, a Shadle Park High School graduate is …

If you suspect meningitis, you should seek medical help

Wednesday is World Meningitis Day, dedicated to raising awareness about this disease. Worldwide, more than 1.7 million people suffer from meningitis, a sometimes treatable and often preventable disease. Meningitis refers …

9 Idaho clinics may have drugs from MA pharmacy

BOISE — As federal officials expand their investigation of a meningitis outbreak tied to injectable steroids made by a Massachusetts company, Idaho health officials are contacting nine clinics that recently …

WSU student with meningitis in stable condition

A Washington State University student who has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis was listed in stable condition Tuesday. After two days on a ventilator at Providence Sacred Heart Medical …

Idaho received shipments of contaminated steroid

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal health officials say Idaho is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

WSU students urged to get meningitis shot

Washington State University is advising students on the Pullman campus, particularly those living in dense residential housing, to be vaccinated against meningitis. The advisory follows the hospitalization of a 19-year-old …

WSU advises meningitis vaccine

University encourages students living in close quarters to get vaccinated following the illnesses of two students on the Pullman campus.

WSU dorm student may have meningitis

A Washington State University student has been hospitalized with a possible case of bacterial meningitis, according to a WSU news release. The 19-year-old student had been ill with flu-like symptoms …

STCU advising of employee with meningitis

Spokane Teachers Credit Union members who’ve recently used its main and Cheney branches are being advised that an employee there has been hospitalized with viral meningitis.

Soldier in Missouri dies from meningitis

ST. LOUIS – One soldier is dead of meningitis at Fort Leonard Wood and a second is “very seriously ill,” according to officials at the Army base in southern Missouri. …