The Exserohilum rostratum fungus is the primary cause of a number of meningitis illnesses afflicting people who got steroid injections for pain.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida records another case of fungal meningitis.
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On Monday the state Department of Health reported an eighteenth person became ill after getting a tainted injection. The patient is a 55-year-old man who received the shot at a pain clinic in Escambia County.
The contaminated drugs have killed three people in Florida and more than 20 nationwide. There are nearly 300 cases in 16 states.
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The FDA has recalled 12 injectable products manufactured at the New England Compounding Center.
The questionable products were used mainly for back injections. Call the state's hotline for more information: 1-866-523-7339.
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