Meningitis outbreak sickens 35 in 6 states, kills 5

On October 4th, 2012, posted in: News by

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today they are advising medical professionals not to use any products manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., due to an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to some medications made by the company. Three lots of the company’s preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate that go back to July 2012 have been recalled and are believed to be the cause of the recent outbreak. Thirty-five cases of fungal meningtitis in six states have been identified, with five deaths. The majority of the cases, 25 in total, have been discovered in Tennessee.

Source: CBS

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