Mexican Doctor Accused Of Starting Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 35

  • Mexican authorities on Wednesday arrested an anesthesiologist who is being accused of causing a meningitis outbreak that left 35 patients dead and 79 others sick.
  • According to the chief prosecutor in the northern state of Durango, Sonia de la Garza, the anesthesiologist used “improper procedures” by using contaminated morphine on the patients, mostly pregnant women.
  • At least 35 patients died from the meningitis outbreak and 79 contracted the disease since the outbreak started.
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