The U.S Health Officials from CDC on Sunday reported an additional 27 cases of meningitis making total number of meningitis cases as 91. This fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to steroid injections that has killed seven people so far and now infected 91 in nine states.
The recall is being done due to risk of contamination, and in cooperation with an investigation being ordered by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.
In addition to the back pain steroid, other recalled products include acetaminophen suppositories, nipple ointments, morphine, vancomycin, and vitamin K.
Tennessee State has been worst hit by this Meningitis Outbreak and has so far reported 32 cases. Other states include Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.
Common symptoms of the fungal meningitis may include fever, new or worsening headache, nausea, and new neurological deficit consistent with deep brain stroke, the CDC reported.
Cerebrospinal fluid which was obtained from patients showed an elevated white cell count (with a predominance of neutrophils), low glucose, and elevated protein.
If you or your family member is a victim of this Meningitis Outbreak then make sure to get in touch with New York Product Recall Lawyers at 1-866-ATTY-LAW for a free consultation. We will help you receive justice and compensation you deserve.