5th case of meningitis reported in Minnesota

Minnesota health officials announced a fifth case of meningitis linked to tainted steroids Monday, the Pioneer Press reports. The most recent case is a woman in her 20s. The other four were also women.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Minnesota health officials announced a fifth case of meningitis linked to tainted steroids Monday, the Pioneer Press reports. The most recent case is a woman in her 20s. The other four were also women.

The fourth case, a woman in her 70s, was identified last week.

Three other women in their 40s have been hospitalized, but two have been released. The third was expected to leave soon, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Centers for Disease Control is monitoring a U.S. meningitis outbreak stemming from possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication used to treat back and neck pain. Nationwide, 205 people were diagnosed with the disease in 14 states and 15 deaths have been blamed (none in Minnesota), Reuters reports.

Next Up

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.

1024px-McD-McRib

McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

Related

MDH: 7 cases of fungal meningitis in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Wednesday two new cases of fungal meningitis linked to the national outbreak, increasing the number of patients diagnosed with the potentially deadly infection to seven statewide.

State health officials confirm 10th meningitis case linked to deadly outbreak

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a 10th fungal meningitis case in the state linked to tainted injectables produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy. The patient is a woman in her 60s.

2 Minnesota women linked to deadly meningitis outbreak

Doctors have diagnosed two Minnesota women, both in their 40s, with meningitis after they received injectable steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release Saturday. Officials expect to see more cases in the state as the nearly one thousand patients treated with the tainted products are notified.

Fourth meningitis case linked to outbreak confirmed in Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Heath says a fourth case of fungal meningitis has been identified in the state. The patient is a woman in her 70s. Two other Minnesota women, both in their forties, with the infection were released from the hospital last week and are being treated on an outpatient basis.

MDH: 11th case of fungal meningitis confirmed

The Minnesota Department of Health reports another case of fungal meningitis linked to a deadly nationwide outbreak. The new case brings the statewide total to 11. Doctors are finding some patients are developing spine infections following treatment for the infection.

Health officials confirm 9 cases of fungal meningitis

The Minnesota Department of Health says two new cases of fungal meningitis linked to a deadly outbreak has been confirmed, bringing the total to nine in the state. The potentially deadly infections are caused by contaminated injectables produced by the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.

Meningitis outbreak grows nationally, steady in Minnesota

Health officials have confirmed three cases of fungal meningitis in Minnesota, while hundreds of other patients who were injected with a recalled steroid are being tested. An executive with one of the clinics that dispensed the steroid says officials are reassuring patients while also arranging tests for those who need them. Nationwide, the death toll in the fungal meningitis outbreak has reached 11, with the number of cases over 100.

Meningitis fears flood Health Department

The Health Department has now contacted most of the Minnesotans who were injected with a recalled steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis. Many of them reported symptoms of meningitis, but the symptoms were mild and could have been caused by other factors. The state epidemiologist says the number of confirmed cases in Minnesota remains at three but could grow.