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More Fla. facilities linked to meningitis outbreak; 3rd person dies

2:21 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
Vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center are implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak. (Photo: AP)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) - The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a third death as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak associated with contaminated steroids.

A 78-year-old man died  from an injection from one of the contaminated lots of New England Compounding Center methylprednisolone acetate.

The health department also confirmed a 13th case in the state. A 28-year-old woman receiving treatment from Pain Consultants of West Florida in Escambia County is the state's newest case.

All contaminated lots of NECC steroid injections in Florida have been returned.

Also on Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control provided an updated list of all health care facilities nationwide that have received NECC products.

The 260 facilities listed also include the previous listing of 78 facilities that had only received intrathecal/spinal medications. (NOTE: The original version of this story contained a list of Central Florida facilities. Below is a list of First Coast clinics linked to NECC):

-ABSOLUTE MEDICAL CLINIC 6947 MERRILL ROAD JACKSONVILLE FL 32277

-BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER DOWNTOWN 800 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE JACKSONVILLE FL 32207

-BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER DOWNTOWN-CARDIO 800 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE JACKSONVILLE FL 32207

-DR. BARROS FAMILY HEALTHCARE 1301 PLANTATION ISLAND S., DR. ST. AUGUSTINE FL 32080

-FLORIDA HOSPITAL FLAGLER 60 MEMORIAL MEDICAL PARKWAY PALM COAST FL 32164

-JACKSONVILLE BEACH SURGERY CENTER 3316 SOUTH THIRD ST., SUITE 200 JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL 32250

-LASER SKIN SOLUTIONS/ JACKSONVILLE PLASTIC SURG. & MED SPA JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL 32250

-MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-FL 3625 UNIVERSITY BLVD SOUTH JACKSONVILLE FL 32216

-NICOLITZ EYE CONSULTANTS 7051 SOUTHPOINT PARKWAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32216

-ORANGE PARK MEDICAL CTR 2001 KINGSLEY AVE. ORANGE PARK FL 32073

-PATRICK J. HARRIS DO 200 MISSION ROAD PALATKA FL 32177

-SHANDS JACKSONVILLE 655 WEST 8TH STREET BOX C89 JACKSONVILLE FL 32209

-SHANDS JACKSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER 655 WEST 8TH STREET JACKSONVILLE FL 32209

-ST. VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER 1 SHIRCLIFF WAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32204

-ST. VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER-CARDIO 1 SHIRCLIFF WAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32204

-SUNSHINE SPINE AND PAIN 14540 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD., JACKSONVILLE FL 32258

To see the full list of facilities visit: The Florida Department of Health

The FDA identified list of NECC products is available on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322979.htm

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