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4:03 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Five Kentucky Residents Reportedly Contracted Fungal Meningitis

Health officials say they have been notified that five Kentucky residents came down with fungal meningitis after receiving medical care in Tennessee.

The state Public Health Department says these cases match the pattern of an outbreak linked to injections of steroids distributed by a Massachusetts pharmacy.

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Local News
5:01 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

FDA Confirms Indiana Cantaloupe Farm As Outbreak Source

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The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states.

An FDA spokeswoman says testing was done on salmonella found on cantaloupes and surface areas at Chamberlain Farms in Owensville.

The results showed that the salmonella was of the same strain that caused the recent outbreak, which killed two Kentucky residents and sickened 178 people, including 62 who were hospitalized.

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