The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received injections with potentially contaminated products from New England Compounding Center (NECC).
We've answered common questions from patients about this outbreak.
Am I at risk?
These infections are associated with potentially contaminated medicines. These medicines were produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC).
What should I do?
If you have had an epidural steroid injection or other steroid injection since May 21, 2012 and have symptoms of fungal meningitis, such as:
please contact your care provider immediately.
Are patients who did not receive an injection at risk?
No. Fungal meningitis is not transmitted from person to person.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Minnesota Department of Health
Reviewed by: Cindy Larson, infection preventionist, United Hospital
First Published: 10/12/2012
Last Reviewed: 10/16/2012