A meningitis scare; breast cancer awareness month commences around the world; medical professionals are called to Capitol Hill to testify on the Romney-Ryan budget regarding the future of Medicare; the government closes their books with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year and the presidential debate. This and more is this week’s Week in Pictures.
A sign marks an entrance to Saint Thomas Hospital medical campus in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people was first detected among patients treated at the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in the complex. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
People walk in front of the Cathedral of Brasilia which is illuminated in pink to commemorate breast cancer awareness month in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Ben Williamowsky of Silver Spring, Md., a retired dentist, appears with a panel of Medicare advocates testifying before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, as they meet to discuss the potential impact of a Romney-Ryan budget on the future of Medicare. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)