Fla. health officials confirm another case of fungal meningitis
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The Florida Department of Health on Monday confirmed one additional case of fungal meningitis associated with contaminated lots of methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center (NECC).
A 56-year-old man who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the state's newest case, bringing the total to 24 cases, including three deaths.
"We continue to work closely with health care practitioners to ensure timely detection, proper follow-up and support to each patient who may have received contaminated steroid injections." said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong. "We remain vigilant in our efforts to keep Floridians safe, and urge any individual who received contaminated steroid injections to seek medical attention for any related symptoms."
As of November 19, the number of nationwide cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections is 480 with 33 deaths across 19 states.