A viral meningitis outbreak at the University of Maryland, College Park is spreading, officials say.
Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories.
There are multiple confirmed cases of viral meningitis on the University of Maryland campus.
A Georgetown University sophomore who was diagnosed with meningitis has died, according to school officials.
Maryland health officials who learned of a potential link between a spinal steroid shot and cases of fungal meningitis waited nearly a week before alerting the general public.
Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.
The number of suspected meningitis cases in Virginia linked to a tainted steroid has risen to 41.
Health officials say four more people have died in the national meningitis outbreak, bringing the number of deaths to 19.
The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies
An autopsy has confirmed a 47-year-old Virginia man died Sept. 18 of acute fungal meningitis.