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Alert contaminated drugs in the eastern U.S.

Boston : MA : USA | Oct 20, 2012 at 9:49 AM PDT
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21 deaths, 271 cases and 14 000 patients exposed: that was the record Friday night, the outbreak of fungal meningitis caused by contaminated drugs that panic is American. On Thursday, U.S. health authorities have confirmed that the victims had been infected by a fungus present in vials of steroids Company New England Compounding Center (NECC) injection used to relieve joint pain and lumbar hernias. In 23 states The product was removed on October 6th and we still do not know the origin of the contamination, which appears to have started in Massachusetts. 23 states use this product and began contacting hospitals 14,000 patients. Unlike bacterial meningitis, fungal cousin is not transmitted from patient to patient. It causes inflammation of the membranes that protect the brain and causes symptoms similar to the flu. For now, the longest incubation period was observed for forty days. The period of vigilance will therefore continue, especially as other drugs NECC them used in ophthalmology are also suspects.
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The death toll from an meningitis outbreak linked to tainted medication has reached 12, according to US officials
The death toll from an meningitis outbreak linked to tainted medication has reached 12, according to US officials
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