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Meningitis Outbreak Spread
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APP FOR IPAD 3 Topic The spread started on October 4th and killed five people in the U.S. The outbreak was linked to a contaminated steroid drug. The drug was used for patients as a spinal injection for back pain and was soon recalled. "The FDA wanted more authority to police pharmacies like the one that triggered the outbreak."(Perrone). 4 days later the outbreak continued to spread. 3 more people were reported dead and 97 sick. An estimate of 13,000 people have been opened to this drug. Later on the drug was tracked down to the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass and was later shut down. On October 13, there was a reported call for another death from the meningitis, which now brings the total to 15 dead and 197 sick after 9 days of the outbreak. October 28 the meningitis spreads to 23 states and the death toll reaches 25 and 344 ill nationwide. Thesis Statement
The meningitis spread was a disease that spread throughout the U.S. and caused a lot of trouble, deaths, and sickness in October 2012.
How did the meningitis disease spread? Meningitis can spread through tiny drops of saliva, coughing, and sneezing. Routh, Kristina. Just the facts Meningitis. Chicago, Illinois, 2004
(Routh 10) Hey.
How's it going. Did this disease kill anybody?
What is meningitis?
Where did it spread?
What caused this to start? Citation " Meningitis cases spread, killing 15, CDC says." October 2012. Hart Dan. November 11. http://www.freep.com/article/201215/NEWS207/310150021/Meningitis-cases-killing-15-CDC-says
" FDA seeks more authority amid meningitis outbreak." November 14. Perron Matthew. November 14. https://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/detail?sid=74cec442-7207-43d4-a9ff-3127d4a7590f%40sessionmgr111&vid=5&hid=115&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=nsm&AN=b4e1ff64027849d781a51266ed12870d
Routh, Kristina. Just the facts Meningitis. Chicago, Illinois, 2004 (Routh 10) Works Cited Page Meningitis
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