October 10, 2012

Meningitis outbreak has claimed 11 lives.

This is very serious and the epidemic is getting worse. Please read if you have had an injectable steroid, called methylprednisolone. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 119 Cases, 11 Deaths. 13,000 people may have been exposed to the injectable steroid, called methylprednisolone since May-12. I placed a link below to read more about this Meningitis Outbreak epidemic. The link shows a map and the states with how many deaths and people sickened in your state.

An eleventh person has died and 108 more have been sickened by a rare form of fungal meningitis, health officials said today. This is very serious and is getting worse please read if you have had an injectable steroid, called methylprednisolone.

Thirty-nine of the fungal meningitis cases -- six of them lethal -- have been in Tennessee. Cases have also been reported in Michigan, Virginia, Indiana, Maryland, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and, most recently, New Jersey.
The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to an injectable steroid, called methylprednisolone acetate, made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. A sealed vial of the drug, obtained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, contained levels of fungus that were visible to the naked eye.
All Credit goes to ABC News.
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 119 Cases, 11 Deaths - ABC News

Anna Baty

1 comment:

  1. Truly scary. This is very disgusting to know that pharmaceutical companies are so relaxed on hygiene and safety. The price that we pay for our medications each should have a gold seal on them. These drug companies need a cap on the cost and need to be penalized to the max for malpractice and negligent safety control. I am a firefighter/paramedic and there is no excuse for one being relaxed when it comes to proper hygiene and not using sterile procedures for making and storage for IV or any injectable medications.