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Meningitis discovery begins at Vanderbilt

December 4, 2012



When a lab worker found unbelievable results in the spinal fluid of a patient at Vanderbilt University Hospital, the patient's doctor did not hesitate to believe those results and act quickly. The legacy of quality at Vanderbilt's pathology lab, combined with the quick reaction of the patient's doctor launched the investigation into the largest meningitis outbreak linked with tainted injectables in the nation's history. Find out how the discovery of the first case unfolded at Vanderbilt.

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