Meningitis Outbreak Spreads: 8 Dead, 105 Sick
Michigan and Virginia report new cases
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2012 4:32 PM CDT
Updated Oct 8, 2012 12:37 PM CDT
From left, Teresa Russell, Jeffrey Russell, and Tracy Barreiro, children of Janet Russell, in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2012. Janet Russell has been infected with meningitis.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – The death toll in America's meningitis outbreak rose to eight today, the Centers for Disease Control announced, and the number infected swelled to 105, CNN reports. The outbreak has now affected patients in nine states, with many of the new cases coming from Michigan and Virginia, according to Reuters. The company that produced steroid injections linked to the meningitis—the New England Compounding Center—has halted operations and recalled three lots of methylprednisolone acetatesent sent to 23 states, reports the LA Times. Click for updates at the CDC.

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Trastion
Oct 8, 2012 1:44 PM CDT
For every person that dies one Exec at this company should be killed. Start with the top of the chain and work the way down. If more people die than are employed by the company then we start at the next company that makes the same type of product.
SPHeroid
Oct 7, 2012 7:59 PM CDT
Obviously no need for regulations here... The "free market" will eliminate bad players.......