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Medicine: Meningitis #1032513

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Statistics on the meningitis outbreak cited; map shown of cases and states where tainted vials of steroids were shipped.

(Nashville, Tennessee: Seth Doane) The meningitis outbreak in Tennessee featured; scenes shown of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, where 700 patients received injections; details given about the contamination of vials from the New England Compounding Center {NECC}, which has received safety warnings from the FDA in the past; animation shown of how the fungus travels to the brain. [Patient Sue MANOR††- describes the symptoms she was told to look for.] [Saint Thomas Hospital Dr. Robert LATHAM††- says they're worried and rightfully so.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley, Jon LaPook) How the vials became contaminated and why the fungus is so dangerous discussed.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Doane, Seth;
Jon, Scott Pelley,
Duration:
00:03:00

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