Dr. Don Williamson http://apr.org en 13 Alabamians Exposed To Recalled Injections http://apr.org/post/13-alabamians-exposed-recalled-injections State Health Officer Don Williamson says 13 Alabamians were injected with the steroid medicine from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak. Williamson says&nbsp;six were injected in Tennessee and seven in Florida. Alabama did not receive any of the original batch of recalled injections from New England Compounding Center, but Alabamians were exposed because they received treatment in neighboring states that did receive shipments. The company has recalled its other products as a precaution. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:27:44 +0000 The Associated Press 19322 at http://apr.org 13 Alabamians Exposed To Recalled Injections Ala. Infant Mortality Rate Reaches Low, Still High http://apr.org/post/ala-infant-mortality-rate-reaches-low-still-high <P>Alabama's infant mortality rate has reached an all-time low, but it's still high nationally.</P> <P>Figures released by the state health agency on Thursday show Alabama's infant death rate was 8.1 infant deaths for every 1,000 births last year.</P> <P>The figure is a record low, but it's high compared to the most recent national average. The U.S. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:15:48 +0000 The Associated Press 18108 at http://apr.org Ala. Infant Mortality Rate Reaches Low, Still High Alabama Records 12 West Nile Cases, 1 Death http://apr.org/post/alabama-records-12-west-nile-cases-1-death Alabama has recorded 12 cases of West Nile virus this summer, with one death so far. State Health Officer Don Williamson said Friday that Alabama is ahead of where it was at the same time in 2008, when 18 cases were diagnosed. 2009 saw no cases, and 2010 had three. Six of the cases this summer have been in Montgomery County, and that's where the fatality occurred with a man over 60 years old. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:15:35 +0000 The Associated Press 16784 at http://apr.org Alabama Records 12 West Nile Cases, 1 Death