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Brain-Eating Amoeba Infects 12-Year-Old Girl

A 12-year-old girl in Arkansas has been hospitalized with a case of parasitic meningitis caused by a rare brain-eating amoeba. Full story

Arkansas water park closes after rare meningitis confirmed

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - A popular Arkansas water park voluntarily closed after a 12-year-old girl who swam there was diagnosed with a rare case of parasitic meningitis, authorities said on Monday. Full story

Tennessee victims in U.S. meningitis outbreak win new avenue for lawsuits

BOSTON (Reuters) - Victims in Tennessee of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak won the right to pursue a new avenue of litigation against healthcare facilities and doctors there, after a ruling by a U.S. bankruptcy judge this week. Full story

Fungal Meningitis Update: Infection Traveled Surprising Route

The fungus responsible for the meningitis outbreak of last year travels an unusual route through the human body — moving upward through the spinal fluid to reach the brain, then later invading the blood vessels, according to new research. Full story

MRI may help find infection from tainted injection

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some people who received potentially contaminated steroid injections may benefit from a MRI to check for signs of infection, a new study suggests - even if they don't have obvious symptoms. Full story

New vaccine drives Africa meningitis cases to lowest in decade

LONDON (Reuters) - Case numbers in Africa's meningitis season this year were the lowest in 10 years thanks to a cheap new vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in the so-called meningitis belt, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. Full story

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  Steve Kornacki's greatest hits: Moments of paranoia

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  Student dies after contracting bacterial meningitis

Friends of Kalamzoo College sophomore Emily Stillman hold a memorial to honor the student who died after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. WOOD’s Ryan Takeo

  Pharmacy head takes Fifth at meningitis hearing

The man in charge of the specialty pharmacy tied to the deadly meningitis outbreak was on Capitol Hill today: he faced questions about what happened to cause 32-deaths and 461-illnesses from tainted steroid shots. One big question: how the company with a checkered history stayed in business despite

  Lawmakers examine the meningitis outbreak

Congress holds hearings on the multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to the New England Compounding Center. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2012 file photo, a closeup view through the lens of a microscope and magnified on the computer screen shows the meningitis causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the Mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The staff and technicians have been

Two fungi diagnosed in fungal meningitis outbreak  (Harrison McClary / Reuters)
aspergillus, a fungus associated with meningitis illnesses and deaths.
aspergillus, a fungus associated with meningitis illnesses and deaths.

Aspergillus, a fungus associated with meningitis illnesses and deaths.