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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
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[quote:Goofy for God:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzY5MDc3XzIwOEM1REQ1] If a Massachusetts pharmacy had not halted its shipment of steroid shots that have killed five people, Pennsylvania could not have stopped the distribution. Pennsylvania, Georgia and Massachusetts are the only states that don't require out-of-state drug manufacturers to be licensed before they ship drugs within their borders. Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12280/1267251-454.stm#ixzz28W8wqGzs This is very scary stuff, that we live in a healthcare system that this is allowed [/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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