CPS Safety Watch/Alert: Meningitis from Steroid Injection Medication

October 15, 2012    |   By: Calevir

Meningitis from steroid injection medication continues to be a concern with 205 cases in 14 states, resulting in 15 deaths thus far.  The medications were distributed to 23 states. The CDC provides the details and the latest information:  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; dated 15 Oct, 2012. Web.  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html

 

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