Atlanta, GA–(ENEWSPF)–October 29, 2012 – 2 PM EDT
- Status: Ongoing Investigation
- Infection: Fungal
- Facility Type: Outpatient Setting
- Case Count: 354
- States: 19
- Deaths: 25
- Last case update:
October 29, 2 p.m.
Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Current Case Count
October 29, 2012 2:00 PM EDT
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|
|New Hampshire (NH)||11||3||0|
|New Jersey (NJ)||18||0||0|
|New York (NY)||1||0||0|
|North Carolina (NC)||2||0||1|
|Rhode Island (RI)||1||0||0|
|South Carolina (SC)||1||0||0|
*347 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to presumed fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system-related infection meeting the outbreak case definition, plus 7 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 multistate fungal meningitis outbreak, see: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html