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Savon Smith (left) with his mother and brother. (Family photo)

Lindblom Academy Closed Wednesday After Student Dies From Meningitis

A 16-year-old Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School student died Monday from a non contagious form of bacterial meningitis, according to a release from Chicago Public Schools.

05/07/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Second Probable Case Of Meningitis Reported In Chicago

A Chicago resident is undergoing tests and treatment after being diagnosed with the second probable case of fungal meningitis associated with the use of a recalled epidural steroid drug.

11/02/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Meningitis Scare Widens To Include More Illinois Clinics

Here in Chicago, another major medical center is now warning their patients that they may have been injected with tainted medications.

10/25/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

1st Illinois Case Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

An ill Chicago resident is the first person in Illinois to be linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/13/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Chicago Clinic Says It Pulled Steroid In Wake Of Meningitis Scare

There are no reported meningitis cases in Illinois, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, hundreds of patients at three Chicago-area facilities are being warned.

10/05/2012

Evanston Township High School

Evanston Township Students Warned Of Communicable Disease

Students at Evanston Township High School are under a warning, after one of their classmates was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Washington Nationals  players wear No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nats Prospect Dies Of Meningitis At 18

The death of Washington Nationals prospect Yewri Guillen from bacterial meningitis prompted the team to take precautions to protect other players at its Dominican training academy.

04/16/2011