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Medicine: Meningitis #1032728

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 08, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The new numbers on cases and deaths from meningitis caused by tainted steroid injections cited; map shown.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The meningitis outbreak updated; scenes shown of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee; details given about the symptoms of fungal meningitis and the increase in the number of companies mixing medications. [Victim Janet Russell’s daughter Teresa RUSSELL†- comments.] [Victim Diana Reed††’s friend Pat WARD†- reacts to the loss of her friend.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- says we expect new cases to be discovered for the next several weeks.] [Former FDA chief counsel Sheldon BRADSHAW†- notes compounders are under no obligation to report risks to the FDA.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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