Number Of New Jersey Meningitis Cases Rises
Two additional people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis tied to tainted medication, bringing the total number of New Jersey meningitis cases to ten. The number of infected victims across the country has reached 231 people with 15 deaths to date according to the Washington Post.
The infected medication was produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC). This company has been linked to a deadly multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis that has affected people across the United States. The medication has been recalled, but numerous patients have already received infected injections and more are at risk for developing meningitis. Several cases of meningitis have appeared in New Jersey and officials have stated that more than 600 patients in New Jersey received the steroid injection at six facilities across the state between May 21 and September 26 of this year.
If you or a family member have received an epidural injection or steroidal injection, contact John Mattiacci for more information on this potentially lethal recall.