ADPH, Local Hospitals Monitor Meningitis Outbreak
There’s another product recall from the New England Compounding Center, and some of these products made their way to north Alabama facilities.
So far, 19 people have died and 245 are infected with fungal meningitis after receiving contaminated steroids from the NECC.
The Alabama Department of Public Health confirms these facilities in north Alabama received products from the NECC:
- Cullman Regional Medical Center
- Parkway Medical Center in Decatur
- North Alabama Medical Center Coffee Campus in Florence
- DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne
- Huntsville Hospital
- Bigelow Cosmetic Surgery Center in Scottsboro
Huntsville Hospital released a statement to WHNT News 19 regarding the recall.
“Huntsville Hospital purchased medicines from NECC, but did not purchase the medicine implicated in the recent meningitis outbreak. We have removed all other NECC medicines from our inventory. Regardless, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage patients who have received epidurals, joint injections, or had eye surgeries or heart surgeries since May 21, 2012 to continue to self-monitor your health for any unusual symptoms.”