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CDC - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak - HAI

CDC - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak - HAI

Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

October 11, 2012 4:30 AM EDT

Current Situation

  • As of October 10, 2012, CDC’s fungal disease laboratory has confirmed the presence of the fungus Exserohilum in 10 people with meningitis and the fungus Aspergillus in one person with meningitis.
  • Clinicians should continue to contact patients who have received medicines associated with three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) that were recalled on September 26, 2012. The potentially contaminated injections were given starting May 21, 2012. See updated Clinician Guidance webpage for more information.
  • CDC's guidance to patients has not changed as a result of the expanded voluntary recall of all NECC productsExternal Web Site Icon, announced October 6. Patients who feel ill and are concerned about whether they received a medication from one of the NECC products recalled on September 26 should contact their physician.
  • Onset of symptoms is typically 1 to 4 weeks following injection, but there are also reports of shorter and longer periods of time between injection and onset of symptoms. See updated Patient Guidance.
CDC Responds to Multistate Meningitis Outbreak:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product. This form of meningitis is not contagious. Several of these patients also suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infection.
Clinician & Patient Guidance
Clinician Guidance Patient Guidance
  • List of Recalled Products Related to Fungal Meningitis OutbreakExternal Web Site Icon (FDA)

  • Alert – New England Compounding Center Product Recall Information (Commonwealth of Massachusetts) Adobe PDF fileExternal Web Site Icon

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