outbreak http://nhpr.org en Number Of Meningitis Cases In State Jumps To Six http://nhpr.org/post/number-meningitis-cases-state-jumps-six <p></p><p>The number of cases of fungal meningitis in New Hampshire now stands at six. Public health officials today <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/media/pr/10162012meningitis.htm" target="_blank">announced </a>two more cases of the infection.</p><p>The patients all received tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Company. The Massachusetts-based manufacturer has since recalled all of its products.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:03:58 +0000 Todd Bookman 14885 at http://nhpr.org Number Of Meningitis Cases In State Jumps To Six Hepatitis C Outbreak Continues to Grow http://nhpr.org/post/hepatitis-c-outbreak-continues-grow <p>Four more cases of hepatitis C have been confirmed stemming from an <a href="http://news.nhpr.org/post/questions-remain-following-hepatitis-c-outbreak" target="_blank">outbreak </a>at Exeter Hospital&rsquo;s Cardiac Catheterization Lab. That brings the total to <a href="http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/07122012hepatitis.htm" target="_blank">31 infections</a>, including one hospital employee.</p><p>The Division of Public Health Services is asking all patients who received services between October, 2010 and May, 2012&nbsp;to get tested for the liver-destroying virus.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:12:37 +0000 Todd Bookman 8675 at http://nhpr.org Hepatitis C Outbreak Continues to Grow Questions Remain Following Hepatitis C Outbreak http://nhpr.org/post/questions-remain-following-hepatitis-c-outbreak <p>After a lifetime of health challenges, the last thing Katrina wanted to hear was that she&rsquo;d contracted Hepatitis C.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;I was devastated,&rdquo; says the 41-year old, whose last name is being withheld at her request.</p><p>She also suffers from diabetes and kidney failure, and believes she got Hep C about five years ago, possibly from sharing razors with a female roommate.</p><p>Because Hep C can live in the body for decades without producing symptoms, it&rsquo;s sometimes called the silent killer.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:36:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 7193 at http://nhpr.org Questions Remain Following Hepatitis C Outbreak