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Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Climbs to 12

susan_harr4 years ago

An elderly Florida man has become the 12th victim to die from a fungal meningitis infection caused by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, a steroidal spine injection used to treat back pain.

12 Dead, 120 Infected with Fungal Meningitis

  • Approximately 120 people have become ill after receiving injections of the tainted steroid.
  • According to reports, up to 13,000 patients might have been exposed to the contaminated methylprednisolone acetate.
  • 12 patients who were treated with methylprednisolone acetate from New England Compounding Center (NECC) have died as a result of contracting fungal meningitis.

Methylprednisolone Acetate Recalled

  • The fungal meningitis outbreak has been linked to contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injections produced at NECC.
  • NECC recalled three lots of the contaminated medication on September 26, 2012.
  • On October 6, 2012, NECC recalled all products produced at the pharmacy.
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