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South Jersey Has Two More Meningitis Cases – Total Reaches 10

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The nationwide epidemic of people infected with fungal meningitis has risen to 214, with two more cases reported in South Jersey – bringing the total outbreak in South Jersey to 10 as of October 16.

CBS 3 in Philly is reporting that the 2 newest cases include a 50-yr-old man in Cumberland County, and a 26-yr-old woman in Glouchester County – both of these people received steroid injections in September.  Right now 9 of the 10 patients stricken with this meningitis are in hospitals for treatment.

New Jersey health officials reports that as many as 634 patients have received an injection of the contaminated steroid that was produced and distributed by the New England Compounding Center.

CNN reports that this outbreak could have been avoided.

SoJO previously reported where in South Jersey the steroid shot had been administered, and you can check here to see if you have signs that you (or someone who know) may have been infected.  SoJO will contiue this story as more details come to light.

 

 

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