Meningitis Outbreak Kills Seven

Pharmacy voluntarily recalls all products, two deaths in D.C. region

By Brandon Benavides
|  Monday, Oct 8, 2012  |  Updated 11:14 AM EDT
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Meningitis Outbreak Kills 7

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Seven deaths -- including one in Maryland and Virginia -- are linked to a meningitis outbreak, according the Centers for Disease Control.

The pharmacy that distributed a contaminated steroid is now voluntarily recalling all of its products.
           
The New England Compounding Center said the move is just a precaution. There is no indication any other products were contaminated.
 
The CDC reported 91 cases of fungal meningitis in 9 states connected to the Massachusetts health facility.
 
The patients were all treated with contaminated steroids for back pain.

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