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    Default Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    Warning to anyone receiving epidural injections, call your doctor and be sure you're not affected!!!
    This thread will be updated daily after 2 o'clock pm.

    Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
    CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine). Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. In several patients, the meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form of meningitis is not contagious. The source of the fungus has not yet been identified, and the cause of infections in the other patients is still being assessed.

    • CDC is aware that New England Compounding Center has voluntarily expanded its recall to include all products currently in circulation that were compounded at and distributed from its facility in Framingham, Massachusetts.
    • CDC's guidance to patients has not changed as a result of this voluntary recall. Patients who feel ill and are concerned about whether they received a medication from NECC should contact their physicians.
    • Clinicians should actively contact patients who have received medicines associated with three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) recalled on September 26. The potentially contaminated injections were given starting May 21, 2012. Symptoms that should prompt diagnostic evaluation include: fever, new or worsening headache, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, new weakness or numbness, increasing pain, redness or swelling of the injection site.

    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

    Update :10-6-2012 I see there are now 7 dead.


    Update: 10/7/2012



    Update 10/8/2012



    Update: 10/9/2012


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    Default Re: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    california facilities with tainted material are known to handle worker's compensation patients:

    CYPRESS SURGERY CENTER .......... VISALIA CA
    ENCINO OUTPATIENT SURGICENTER ........ ENCINO CA
    UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER ....... UKIAH CA
    UNIVERSAL PAIN MANAGEMENAT ..... PALMDALE

    http://www.businessinsurance.com/art...9?tags=|304|92
    Last edited by .SH; 10-09-2012 at 01:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    Update 10/10/2012


    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html
    Additional Federal Agencies Involved: FDA

    As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/...-steroids.html

    Tony
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    Default Re: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    Thanks for the updates Tony, keep them coming as they are needed!

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    Default Re: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    I don't have a good feeling about this crisis, to be honest, I'm scared.

    My heart breaks for the victims and their families, let's keep them in our prayers.

    Update 10/11/2012

    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

    Update 10/12/2012


    Update 10/13/2012







    http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html


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    Default Re: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

    10/14/2012 - I will no longer post updates, this crisis appears to be stabilizing
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