| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Health officials confirmed a 14th fungal meningitis case in Maryland on Friday as an outbreak of the disease continues to spread across the country.
Confirmed meningitis cases reached 184 nationwide. They are thought to stem from three batches of...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Health officials Saturday confirmed a 15th fungal meningitis case in Maryland as a multi-state outbreak of the disease linked to a steroid injection continued to spread.
Meningitis cases have reached 198 in 13 states. One person in Maryland has died,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Delaware and District of Columbia health officials are reporting their first West Nile virus deaths.
District health officials also announced that another resident is hospitalized with the virus.
Delaware officials said a 76-year-old New Castle woman...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:10 PM
These days, the seconds no more tick away than the hours slip through the narrow part of an hourglass, but as the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, there's ever more reason to spend more time outside and that time is marked by different...
| May 11, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On a windy, sunny morning at Rockburn Elementary School, third-graders burst out of the building and down the hill behind the school, rushing to the recreation field and toward a familiar face: that of their classmate, Ava Conklin.
Ava sat waiting for...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Maryland's children would be required to get more vaccines before attending school under a proposal being considered by state health officials.
But doctors and state health officials said most children are already getting the shots and that they are...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Another fungal meningitis case has been reported in Maryland, bringing the total number of infections tied to tainted steroids in the state to 16.
The tally has doubled over the past week, and it has nearly doubled nationwide as well, according to the...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics.
To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The rapid decline in health and ultimate death of a woman from fungal meningitis at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she'd received a tainted steroid injection was outlined by a team of Hopkins doctors in a medical journal article released online Thursday....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The Food and Drug Administration released a new list of more than 3,000 hospitals that bought drugs from the company at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, including 89 facilities in Maryland.
The drugs bought by Maryland facilities...