Meningitis Outbreak: 4 People Dead

Outbreak of a rare form of meningitis has sickened 26 people in five states.
3:00 | 10/04/12

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There's no risk to anybody. That did not have an epidural -- injection. But nearly 740. Others who didn't have the procedure between July 30 and September 20 are at risk according to state health officials. And should have already been alerted by saint Thomas outpatient -- surgery center the outpatient facility has voluntarily closed indefinitely. After eleven patients who had an epidural steroid injection there contracted meningitis. Resulting in two debts. This is a very very unusual event and let me stress -- very unusual about. How the patients became infected is what health officials are trying to figure -- I'm the FDA is working very closely with us incident in an ongoing fashion along with the CDC to make sure that. People are not exposed to. Materials that may potentially be contaminated. This type of meningitis is neither viral or bacterial health officials say it seems to be fungal and it's not transmitted by person to person contact. It appears to be a particular. Mold. Known -- ask for jealous. Which is present in in our environment. It's true ubiquitous we breathe breathe -- -- -- in every day in the typically don't think people sect. Patients impacted range from forty to eighty years old no other local medical facilities have been identified and there are no other patients impacted. Yet. I think we have to be concerned about that. And you know we wish we wish that it was not likely -- itself national -- --

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