Fungal Infections from Contaminated Medication
(2012 Fungal Outbreak)

Currently, there is a nationwide investigation of fungal infections resulting from contaminated medications. The variety of fungal 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. Other kinds of infections include osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) and abscesses (infected fluid collections). These infections cannot be transmitted from person to person.

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Confirmed cases in Minnesota: 12

CDC: Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak
CDC information on the coordination of this multi-state 2012 Fungal Outbreak. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 07:59AM