Fungal Infections from Contaminated Medication:
Currently, there is a nationwide investigation of fungal infections resulting from contaminated medications.
These infections include an uncommon form of meningitis, which should not be confused with the viral or bacterial forms of the illness with which most people are familiar. Fungal meningitis is a rare but life-threatening form of meningitis. This form of meningitis should not be confused with the viral or bacterial forms of the illness.
Other kinds of infections include osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) and abscesses (infected fluid collections).
These infections cannot be transmitted from person to person.
- Fungal Meningitis
Causes, risk factors, transmission, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention information from CDC. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Frequently Asked Questions for Patients: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
Information for patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product. Attention: Non-MDH link