Atlanta, GA–(ENEWSPF)–October 31, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
- Status: Ongoing Investigation
- Infection: Fungal
- Facility Type: Outpatient Setting
- Case Count: 377
- States: 19
- Deaths: 28*
*Virginia is now reporting 2 deaths, instead of 3 deaths.
- Last case update:
October 31, 4 p.m.
Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Current Case Count
October 31, 2012 4:00 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)||3||0||1|
|Rhode Island (RI)||1||0||0|
|South Carolina (SC)||1||0||0|
*368 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to presumed fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system-related infection meeting the outbreak case definition, plus 9 peripheral joint infections (e.g., knee, hip, shoulder, elbow). No deaths have been associated with peripheral joint infections.
**Virginia is now reporting 2 deaths, instead of 3 deaths.
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