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jrnyc
10-05-2012, 12:02 AM
anyone see the news about steroid injections in at least
6 states where people contracted "fungal meningitis" from
contaminated steroids....?????
apparently, it can take from weeks to months for the
illness to show up....
just a note to anyone who had the shots within the last few
months...as far back as June....to check with their doctors....

jess

susancook
10-05-2012, 03:51 AM
Bummer! Where did you see the news? I have had a few injections in the past months. Susan

jrnyc
10-05-2012, 05:46 AM
it is all over the TV news...and print...

jess

jrnyc
10-05-2012, 06:16 AM
this morning;s news said it was sent to 23 states....
not 6 as previously thought...

jess

susancook
10-05-2012, 07:38 AM
I am in Fiji and the only news in the Fiji Times was about Rugby and Cricket. Did they mention Oregon or Washington?
Susan

leahdragonfly
10-05-2012, 08:55 AM
Here's a link:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/oct/04/meningitis-outbreak-warning-expanded

and a small excerpt:

<snip>What is not clear is whether new infections are occurring. Federal health officials are looking for, and increasingly finding, illnesses that occurred in the past two or three months.

At three clinics in Tennessee, officials are contacting the more than 900 people who received the steroid in the past three months. The incubation period is estimated at anywhere from two to 28 days, so some people may not have fallen ill yet, Tennessee health officials said.<snip>

And a link from an Oregon source:http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/clinics-rush-to-warn-patients-of-tainted/682e6af99a144329a1d25bb486025625

It does not mention Oregon in the current situation, only mentions that 3 people got sick from a similar situation around 2006.

rohrer01
10-05-2012, 10:20 AM
I just had one last week. I hope they've cleaned it up since then.

jrnyc
10-05-2012, 12:47 PM
just read that it was one compounding pharmacy
in Framingham, MA....sent to 23 states...
they suggest calling your doctor to find out
where they order their steroids from....
FDA is involved...

jess

mariaf
10-05-2012, 03:49 PM
I saw it on the news yesterday as well. That sort of thing is so scary.

jrnyc
10-05-2012, 09:04 PM
CDC has a list of clinics that received the tainted
steroids from the pharmacy in MA.

jess

jrnyc
10-08-2012, 03:21 PM
update on meningitis...
same 9 statesas previously listed, 105 people reported ill...
CDC advises anyone with symptoms to see doctor
immediately...it can be treated....earlier the better...

jess

mabeckoff
10-08-2012, 04:17 PM
I just asked my Doctor about the injection
They have to get back to me

Melissa

jrnyc
10-08-2012, 08:38 PM
hi Melissa
these are states that received contaminated steroids...

California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and West Virginia

i do not remember which states reported illnesses...i do not think
i read of any illnesses in CA...but it can take days to a month or
more for symptoms to show up....
hope you are safe...

jess

mabeckoff
10-08-2012, 10:47 PM
hi Melissa
these are states that received contaminated steroids...

California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and West Virginia

i do not remember which states reported illnesses...i do not think
i read of any illnesses in CA...but it can take days to a month or
more for symptoms to show up....
hope you are safe...

jess

UCI called me today and told me that I do not need to worry because they did not get their supplies from that supplier
Thanks for caring

jrnyc
10-08-2012, 11:35 PM
i am so glad to hear that Melissa...
i will be thinking of you and your family
tomorrow...hoping and praying for good
outcome...

jess