What You Should Know About the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

In response to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) is coordinating with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who may have been exposed to contaminated products from New England Compounding Center (NECC).

At present, DOH has identified one case of septic arthritis in Nassau County associated with recalled products from NECC. There are no confirmed or suspected cases of fungal meningitis in New York State.

Three different sites in New York State received shipments of the implicated steroids. DOH has been working closely with affected sites and local health departments. Each facility immediately pulled the steroids and contacted patients who were potentially exposed. The three New York sites are: Butani, Sunil H. Physician PC, Mineola; Obosa Medical Services, Mount Vernon; & Rochester Brain and Spine, Rochester. This form of meningitis is not spread person-to-person.

The Department continues to work with the CDC and the FDA to protect the health and safety of New Yorkers. Please visit the CDC website for the latest information on the multistate meningitis outbreak.

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