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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 25007691:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzYxMDA3X0FBNzlFM0ZE] [quote:Anonymous Coward 23487446:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU4Nzg4X0NERjg1N0JC] [quote:Mister Obvious:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU0ODUzX0FFMEUwOEZC] [quote:Goofy for God:MV8yMDA1ODk5Xzc1RUU5MzBD]At least 737 people who received lumbar epidural steroid injections between July 30 and Sept. 20 have been notified of the cluster of rare aspergillus meningitis infections http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20121002-36728-USA [/quote] That is A LOT of people. [/quote] This is a high cost ; long term problem for those suffering from back pain a lot of people suffer and a lot of insurance dollars are used up over back pain I am sure [/quote] Way more than 737.This number was just in one location. At one clinic in Evansville, Ind., [b][u]more than 500 patients got shots from the suspect lots, officials said. At two clinics in Tennessee, more than 900 patients[/u][/b] — perhaps many more — did. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49297153/?ocid=ansmsnbc11#.UG7osFGwX78 This isnt including other states. [/quote]
A dozen people have been sickened and two have died after an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections given at outpatient surgical centers in Tennessee and North Carolina, health officials said. At least 737 people who received lumbar epidural steroid injections between July 30 and Sept. 20 have been notified of the cluster of rare aspergillus meningitis infections
link to hisz.rsoe.hu
So far, five people have died in this outbreak. Thirty are ill.
Kentucky, right now, is lucky enough not to have any cases in the state. But from what WKYT is learning, the company that made the medications is licensed in all 50 states. There is a possibility we could soon find out about more infections.
link to www.wkyt.com
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