Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.
Memorial Hospital added to list.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital announced 26 patients were given the possibly tainted medicine.
Metro East healthcare facilities included in the alerts.
The previous vaccine protected against illnesses such as meningitis and blood stream infections caused by pneumonia but not pneumonia itself.
An estimated 350 Illinoisans may have been exposed to the product.
Ten percent of those who contract meningitis die.
St. Louis University scientists are conducting a clinical trial of a vaccine for the last remaining strain of meningitis.
Chancellor says Wash U flag will be lowered
Left untreated, it can lead to brain damage.