Meningitis

If you were affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak, you may still be interested in updated information regarding the ongoing investigation by the FDA and the CDC. You can follow the progress of the investigation by clicking on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/medicationsafety/recalls/necc/#advice I urge anyone that received an injection linked to any NECC product to closely [...]

It was previously reported that the New England Compound Center in Framingham, Massachusetts was found to have unsanitary conditions in areas of the laboratory that were supposed to be sterile. The product linked to the deadly outbreak that has killed 2 people in Virginia and sickened 50 others is preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, which was used as [...]

On Monday, November 5, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 419 people have been determined to have fungal meningitis and 30 people have died from the illness. As health officials learn more about how to treat this deadly outbreak, guidelines and recommendations for treatment are changing. Click on this link to view the [...]

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I am sad to report that another Virginian has died as a result of contracting fungal meningitis through a contaminated steroid injection.  The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was treated at both Carilion Roanoke Memorial in Roanoke, Virginia and Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. As of today, according to the State Health Department, 35 other [...]

“Who will pay the damages for the victims who received the epidural steroid injections contaminated with fungal meningitis?”, is the question I am hearing most these days, and that is a good question.  With the number of cases of meningitis that we are already seeing, and the incubation period that the doctors are speaking about, [...]

As of today, 24 people in our area have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis.  Three of the victims reside in West Virginia but received the epidural steroid injections at Insight Imaging in Roanoke, Virginia or New River Valley Surgery Center in Montgomery County. Eleven people have died nationwide. One of the fatalities was at Lewis-Gale [...]

The Roanoke Times is reporting today that 700 people in the Roanoke and New River Valleys may have received spinal injections tainted with fungal meningitis. One fatality last month at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia has been linked to the outbreak.  The recalled medication, a single-dose vial of steroid, preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, is often used [...]