tainted steriod http://michiganradio.org en Another Michigan man dies from tainted steroid injections http://michiganradio.org/post/another-michigan-man-dies-tainted-steroid-injections <p>A 73 year old man from Grand Traverse County is the latest Michigander to die in connection with a batch of tainted steroid injections.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>13 people in Michigan have now died.&nbsp;&nbsp; Three more Michiganders have died in Indiana.</p><p></p><p>The steroid injections were given to relieve back pain.&nbsp; But, the injection contained a fungal contamination.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:33:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11182 at http://michiganradio.org Another Michigan man dies from tainted steroid injections Congressional probe of meningitis outbreak begins tomorrow http://michiganradio.org/post/congressional-probe-meningitis-outbreak-begins-tomorrow <p>A congressional hearing tomorrow will look into a fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people in 19 states, including Michigan.</p><p></p><p>Tainted steroid injections used to relieve back pain are blamed for the outbreak.</p><p></p><p>Nationally, more than 400 people have fallen ill.&nbsp; 32 have died.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Michigan has the highest number of cases at 128. &nbsp;&nbsp;Nine people from Michigan have died.</p><p></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:30:24 +0000 Steve Carmody 9901 at http://michiganradio.org Congressional probe of meningitis outbreak begins tomorrow Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak http://michiganradio.org/post/another-death-michigan-linked-national-meningitis-outbreak <p>Another death has been linked to a tainted steroid injection in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-map.html">Centers for Disease Control </a>says five people in Michigan have now died as part of a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to the tainted injections. A sixth person from Michigan died in Indiana.</p><p></p><p>Angela Minicuci is with the Michigan Department of Community Health. She says state health officials have made contact with almost all the 1927 people who received the injections at four Michigan clinics.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:36:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 9542 at http://michiganradio.org Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak