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Cruise ship crew member dies of meningitis in Italy

An Indonesian cruise ship crew member died of meningitis on Tuesday, nine days after being hospitalised with three colleagues in the western Italian port city of Livorno.

Cruise ship crew member dies of meningitis in Italy
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Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak

Criminal investigators from the US Food and Drug Administration searched a Massachusetts pharmacy Tuesday which made tainted drugs tied to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people.

Criminal investigators at US pharmacy linked to outbreak
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US officials find new drugs tied to meningitis outbreak

US health officials identified two new drugs Monday which may have infected patients with meningitis as they investigate a widening outbreak tied to tainted products from a Massachusetts pharmacy.

US officials find new drugs tied to meningitis outbreak
US meningitis cases climb to 205 as outbreak worsens
US meningitis cases climb to 205 as outbreak worsens

Fungal meningitis tied to a contaminated steroid has affected 205 people in a worsening outbreak of the infection that has killed 15 people in the United States.

US meningitis cases climb to 205 as outbreak worsens
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Contaminated drug linked to deadly US meningitis outbreak

A contaminated drug has been linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis that has claimed the lives of at least five people and sickened 42 others in seven US states.

Contaminated drug linked to deadly US meningitis outbreak
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US cases of West Nile virus soaring: CDC

Infections and fatalities from West Nile virus have risen to new record levels in the United States in the first week of September.

US cases of West Nile virus soaring: CDC