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Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Continues to be Great Concern

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The numbers continue to grow as they figure out where all of the steroid injections were used. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention show that 119 Americans have been infected in 10 states. The states are:

California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas and West Virginia.

The specialty pharmacy New England Compounding Center (NECC), provided injections to 76 facilities. Locally, 800 Minnesotans have been contacted concerning these injections.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that:

Anyone who has received an epidural steroid injection since May 21, 2012, should contact his or her physician about whether a potentially infected dosage was used. Symptoms of infection include: fever, light sensitivity, stiff neck, speech difficulty and/or increased pain and redness at the injection site. Contact your treating physician if you have any doubt or questions about contamination or infection. The attack or infection rate is reportedly only about 1% of those injected, but that is still too high, especially if you or a loved one are one of the infected.

For more information about the recall and fungal meningitis, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

For more information from here at the Legal Examiner take a look at:

Possible Meningitis Outbreak Lawsuit in Minnesota, Tracy Finken | October 12, 2012 1:57 PM

Virginia Man's Death Caused by Infected Steroids – Center Shared Building With Garbage Compactor, Greg Webb | October 13, 2012 11:11 AM

Meningitis Outbreak – More than Just Numbers. Jessica Hoerman | October 11, 2012 5:57 PM

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Alarms Country, Donald A. Migliori | October 11, 2012 10:02 AM

NECC loses Ohio license and 2004 meningitis lawsuit settlement comes to light, Miranda S. Miller | October 11, 2012 12:07 PM

NECC Meningitis Outbreak Ensnares More Companies Under Same Ownership, Greg Webb | October 10, 2012 9:56 PM

Meningitis Outbreak Draws Attention to Concerns with FDA Oversight, Andrew D'Arcy | October 10, 2012 2:51 PM

Meningitis Steroid Supplier Lacked License, Joe Crumley | October 10, 2012 11:04 AM

Injectable Steroids – Fungal Meningitis – The Signs, ,Cal Warriner | October 10, 2012 8:37 AM

Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Now at 11 with 119 Infected, Greg Webb | October 09, 2012 8:22 PM

Meningitis Update – Tennessee Hit the Hardest, Jessica Hoerman | October 09, 2012 5:27 PM

Death Toll Continues to Rise in Meningitis Outbreak from Contaminated Steroid Injections, Mike Ferrara | October 09, 2012 4:14 PM

What Epidural Steroid Injection Patients Need to Know about the NECC Fungal Meningitis Outbreak. Miranda S. Miller | October 09, 2012 1:42 PM

Two Michiganders Die From Meningitis, David Mittleman | October 09, 2012 9:14 AM

Massachusetts lab recalls epidural injection amid deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, Michael A. Stratton | October 09, 2012 9:13 AM

Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow, Jacob Plattenberger | October 08, 2012 10:04 PM

Meningitis Outbreak UPDATE – 13,000 Possibly Infected Through Steroid Injections, Greg Webb | October 08, 2012 7:12 PM

Meningitis Cases Near 100 As NECC Issues Steroid Recall, Jackie Fedeli | October 08, 2012 4:32 PM

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Massachusetts Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Issues Recall, Brett Emison | October 08, 2012 10:25 AM

MAPS Reports Meningitis Outbreak Here in Minnesota (update), Mike Bryant | October 06, 2012 10:14 PM

Meningitis Outbreak Spreads Into Michigan, David Mittleman | October 06, 2012 10:12 AM

Three Rare Meningitis Cases in Virginia Linked to Steroid Shots, Others may be Infected, Mark Favaloro | October 05, 2012 9:39 AM

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Contaminated Steroid Pain Medication, David Mittleman | October 04, 2012 2:53 PM