Fungus Causing Meningitis Outbreak Found in Sealed Steroid Vials

Health officials today confirmed that fungus found in sealed vials of injectable steroids is the same fungus contributing to an outbreak of meningitis that has killed 20 people. The laboratory confirmation further implicates the New England Compounding Center, a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, Mass., in the ongoing outbreak that has sickened 257 people in 16 states. For a map of cases by state, click here. It's unclear how the fungus, called Exserohilum rostratum, landed in the sealed...Full Story
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