CDC: Meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 7

9:00 PM, Oct 6, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say the death toll in a rare fungal meningitis outbreak across several states has risen to seven.

In updated figures posted to its website Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states, including Florida.

Minnesota and Ohio are the two latest states to report confirmed cases linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled, and health officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may have been injected with it.

The New England Compounding Center has said it is cooperating with health investigators to determine the source of the infections.

Facilities that use New England Compounding Center products in the state of Florida include:

  • ST LUKES CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE, TARPON SPRINGS
  • MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER, OCALA
  • RETINA ASSOCIATES OF FL, TAMPA
  • ORLICK & BERGER MD. & PA, ST. PETERSBURG
  • CLEARWATER PAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOC., CLEARWATER
  • PAIN RELIEF CENTER OF FL, BRADENTON
  • PREMIER SURGERY CENTER OF SARASOTA, SARASOTA
  • SARASOTA AMBULATORY SURG. CTR., SARASOTA
  • MAGRUDER EYE INSTITUTE, ORLANDO
  • MALKANI RETINA CENTER, FT. MYERS
  • MARIANA ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC, MARIANNA
  • McLEOD ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC, NEW SMYRNA BEACH
  • MEDICAL SPECIALTY PROCEDURES LC, VERO BEACH
  • MEMORIAL SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER - WEST, PEMBROKE PINES
  • MULTICARE SPECIALISTS, CAPE CORAL
  • NORTH COUNTY SURGICENTER, PALM BEACH GARDENS
  • NORTH FLORIDA FOOT AND ANKLE ASSOCIATES, GAINESVILLE
  • NORTH MIAMI BEACH SURGICAL CENTER, NORTH MIAMI BEACH
  • NORTHPOINT SURGERY & LASER CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH
  • ORLANDO CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY, ORLANDO
  • ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES P.A., FT. WALTON BEACH
  • PACAYA BAY SURGERY CENTER LLC, FORT MYERS
  • PAIN CONSULTANTS OF WEST FLORIDA, PENNSACOLA
  • PALM BEACH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY, PALM BEACH GARDENS
  • PALMS WELLINGTON SURGICAL CENTER, ROYAL PALM BEACH
  • PHYSICIANS AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER, ORMOND BEACH
  • RAM EYE CARE CENTER, LEESBURG
  • RETINA ASSOCIATES OF MIAMI, NORTH MIAMI BEACH
  • RETINA ASSOCIATES OF SARASOTA, SARASOTA
  • RETINA HEALTH CENTER, FORT MYERS
  • RETINA SPECIALTY INSTITUTE, PENSACOLA
  • SOUTHEASTERN UROLOGICAL PARTNERS LTD, TALLAHASSEE
  • SPINE AND BRAIN NEUROSURGERY CENTER, ORLANDO
  • ST JOHNS SURGERY CENTER, FORT MYERS
  • ST. MARKS SURGERY CENTER, FORT MYERS

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