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TDH Update on Outbreak of Infections Associated with Recalled Products from NECC-October 22, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012 | 08:35am

NASHVILLE – As of 3 p.m. Central time Oct. 22, 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health is aware of 69 patients with meningitis, epidural abscess or posterior stroke associated with epidural steroid injections or steroid injections in a major joint using products from New England Compounding Center. The number of confirmed deaths in this situation remains at nine.

Tennesseans wanting to ask questions about the outbreak may contact the Tennessee Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. 

Separately, the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has called a meeting for Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. Central time. The meeting will be held at Heritage Place, 227 French Landing in Nashville in the Iris Room. The meeting notice may be viewed online at https://apps.tn.gov/pmn/sitemap/notice/1566.html.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. For more information about TDH services and programs, visit http://health.state.tn.us/.

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