Two more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in New Hampshire after receiving contaminated steroid injections.
There may be issues with more medications from a Framingham pharmacy at the center of a deadly national meningitis outbreak.
The compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004.
There are now 12 deaths in 10 states linked to the outbreak, the CDC announced Wednesday afternoon.
The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.
As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said. But it’s not clear how many are in danger.
The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.
Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.
The one health care facility in New Hampshire that dispensed medication linked to a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis has not had any cases of the illness so far.
Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that the routine steroid injections they received for back pain recently may have been contaminated.