Atlanta, GA–(ENEWSPF)–November 16, 2012 – 2:00 PM EST
- Status: Ongoing Investigation
- Infection: Fungal
- Facility Type: Outpatient Setting
- Case Count: 480*
- States: 19*
- Deaths: 33*
- Laboratory Results
* Updates occur Mon, Wed & Fri
Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Current Case Count
November 16, 2012 2:00 PM EST
NOTICE: Going forward, we will be providing case count updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections
Cases and Deaths with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections
|State||Total Case Counts||Peripheral Joint Infections||Deaths|
|North Carolina (NC)||3||0||1|
|New Hampshire (NH)||13||4||0|
|New Jersey (NJ)||31||0||0|
|New York (NY)||1||0||0|
|Rhode Island (RI)||3||0||0|
|South Carolina (SC)||1||0||0|
*469 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to presumed fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system-related infection meeting the outbreak case definition, plus 11 peripheral joint infections (e.g., knee, hip, shoulder, elbow). No deaths have been associated with peripheral joint infections.
Case counts by state are based on the state where the procedure was performed, not the state of residence.
For additional information about the multistae fungal meningitis outbreak investigation, see: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html