Posted On: October 10, 2012

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Injections

A rare outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has sickened 119 and caused 11 deaths nationwide according to CNN. The FDA has linked the meningitis outbreak to a contaminated methylprednisolone acetate injection that is produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). This steroid injection, which is injected directly into the spine, is said to be contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus.

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