CDC’s Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Digital Press Kit has been updatedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 10/18/2012 02:57 PM EDT
CDC’s Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Digital Press Kit has been updated
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal infection among patients who received a steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product either into the spinal area or in a joint space, such as a knee, shoulder or ankle.
- As of October 18, 2012, a total of 257 cases, including 20 deaths and 3 peripheral joint infections, have been reported in 16 states (see CDC’s website for up-to-date information about case count and distribution by state).
- New B-roll package from CDC’s Fungal Diseases Laboratory that confirmed the presence of Exserohilum rostratum
See CDC’s Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Digital Press Kit: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2012/dpk-meningitis.html
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