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Medicine: Meningitis Outbreak #1033291

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The CDC’s confirmation that tainted steroid vials from the New England Compounding Center {NECC} caused the meningitis outbreak noted; map shown with figures on cases and deaths cited. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(New York: Jon LaPook) The CDC’s efforts to contain the outbreak featured; details given about the suggestion that doctors contact patients given injectable drugs made by NECC. [Universal Pain Management CEO Lance JACKSON††- says they have used NECC for years.] [Infectious diseases expert Dr. John JERNIGAN††- notes there are not many doctors with experience treating this rare infection.]

Pelley, Scott;
LaPook, Jon

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