According to ABC News, the death toll linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak has increased to 21.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there has been 268 cases of fungal meningitis and three cases of joint infections that have been tied to contaminated steroid injections. The contaminated steroids were made by the New England Compound Center.
Health officials have found Exserohilum rostratum, a fungus found in soil and plants, in sealed vials of steroids. However, officials are not sure how the fungus ended up in the vials. The tainted steroid injections were sent to 76 clinics in 23 states.
The compounding pharmacy has recalled all of its products and has shut down its operations.
To view a list of the facilities that received the contaminated steroids, please visit the CDC’s website.
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