State Health Director Laura Gerald said Wednesday that the unidentified patient was being monitored after having received a spinal steroid injection with one of the contaminated lots produced by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.
The U.S. death toll from a meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated steroid injections reached 25 on Friday following another death in Tennessee, the state where the problem was first discovered, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
On Monday night at the Hendrix Auditorium on ECU's campus, the family of Kim Sibbach told their story. Kim was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2008 while she was still a student at ECU. In April of 2011, she passed away.
Lifequest Inc. in Washington in Beaufort County, a medicaid-funded program that helps adults with mental health issues be independent, has been told it has less than 30 days before it might have to close its doors.