Thirty more infections and two more deaths have been counted in the multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid shots commonly used to treat back pain. To date, 620 fungal infections have been reported, ranging from meningitis, stroke, paraspinal or spinal infections, and peripheral joint infections. The death toll has climbed to 39. All patients who have been infected received steroid shots made by New England Compounding Center (NECC). Around 18,000 of the contaminated shots were distributed to medical facilities in 23 states beginning in late May, and an estimated 14,000 people received injections before they were recalled in ... Read More
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