St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Meningitis Outbreak
12:15 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

St. Elizabeth's Hospital To Notify Patients Who Received Drug Linked To Meningitis

(UPI/Jeff Roberson/POOL)

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville says 26 patients received a dose of a drug produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis.

The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have linked cases of fungal meningitis from the use of contaminated steroids by the New England Compounding Company.

The patients received a dose of a cardioplegia solution produced by the pharmacy since May of this year.

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