Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ELKHART COUNTY No new fungal meningitis cases reported in Elkhart County

No new cases of fungal meningitis were reported in Elkhart County over the weekend.
Posted on Oct. 30, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

More fungal meningitis cases were reported in Indiana over the weekend, but none were in Elkhart County, according to a local health official.

Dr. Dan Nafziger said Monday that Elkhart County’s count of confirmed infections stands at 29. Indiana has identified 45 people in the state who have developed fungal meningitis, a rare condition that has now spread to 19 states after tainted back pain medications were distributed to clinics across the country.

More than 350 people have reported fungal meningitis infections since the beginning of October. Among the 25 people whose deaths have been attributed to the infection, three have been in Elkhart County.

 Burning Man participants walk through dust at the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron)

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 A mother and child lie on the bed in the bomb shelter in Petrovskiy district, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday Sept. 1, 2014. The Petrovskiy district of Donetsk is currently a frontline and one of the districts which has suffered the most from the artillery fights between Ukrainian army and Pro-Pussian rebels. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

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