Tuesday, June 04, 2013

6/4 Newbern Pharmacy Infections: Three more die in fungal meningitis outbreak

Three people from Virginia have died from fungal meningitis, increasing the nationwide death toll to 58 in the ongoing outbreak that has sickened 745, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

The CDC is also tracking another outbreak linked to the same medicine that has sickened 24 people in four states with what have, so far, been less-serious illnesses. The second outbreak involving methylprednisolone acetate is from medicine made by Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tenn.