IACP Breaking News
IACP Releases Member Alert on Fungal Meningitis Situation
10/03/2012 -- An outbreak of fungal meningitis in Tennessee and in North Carolina has left two people dead and at least 12 others infected. The latest two cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours according to Dr. David Reagan, chief medical officer for the Tennessee Department of Health. More than 737 patients who received the shot have been notified about possible infection and have been examined. Although still under investigation, the cause may be a steroid injection administered epidurally. Press reports state that a recall of that particular product has been initiated although it is unclear at this time whether the medication is a manufactured product or a compounded preparation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) currently are investigating the situation. To date, an official report on the exact cause has not been released.
Click here for a media article regarding this situation.
Click here for CDC Fungal Meningitis information.
Please click here for the entire alert.
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