As of Nov. 2, 395 people have developed fungal meningitis, including 29 deaths. Another nine patients have fungal joint infections from steroid injections they may have received in areas such as the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow.
The ongoing 19-state outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked back to three lots of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) steroid injections made by the Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass. The injections were shipped to 23 states and officials have said up to 14,000 patients may have received the contaminated shots, mostly for back pain treatments.
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