The Food and Drug Administration has found a fungus linked to the 21 fungal meningitis deaths stemming from contaminated steroid shots made at the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts.
There are now 271 fungal meningitis cases spanning 16 states since the infected steroid shots were sent to hospitals nationwide after May 21.
The compounding center makes more than 2,400 different medications and all are in question.
The FDA informed all hospitals to not use any products from the NECC on October 4th.
Texas has reported one case and no deaths so far, only two medical centers in the state, one in Dallas and Southlake, have received medications from the NECC.
Fungal meningitis is rare and not contagious. Symps range from a stiff neck or headache to a high fever.
An estimated 14,000 people have been exposed to the infected shots. Health officials urge anyone with meningitis symps to see a healthcare professional immediately.
Reporting on Health Matters, I’m Lyssa Hansen.