Contact Us

Meningitis Cases in South Jersey Rises to Four

sienceo
science3point0 / flickr

SoJO 1049 reported a few days ago of the first cases in South Jersey where people have been infected with  fungal meningitis.  Today state health officials have announced that 2 more people have been linked to this outbreak in South Jersey.

The two new cases now brings the total of outbreaks in South Jersey to 4 – part of a nationwide problem that has taken the lives of 14 people (and 170 people carrying the illness).  All 4 people who have been infected are all from Cumberland County, with three of them being treated at South Jersey Regional Medical Center in Vineland.

The Press of Atlantic City is reporting that the two newest cases are a 59-yr-old man and a 52-yr-old woman, both of whom received steroid injections within the last month or two.

CBS 3 in Philly reports that facilities like Premier Orthopedic in Vineland, plus South Jersey Healthcare in Elmer and Vineland are two of six facilities in the state that had administered the steroid medication that was contaminated and since recalled.    Word is as many as 634 patients in N.J. could have received the contaminated injection, and nearly all of them have been notified.

Heather DeLuca posted recently what to do if you may have had this shot.  You can visit her report by clicking here.

 

More from SoJO 104.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://sojo1049.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SoJO 104.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SoJO 104.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!