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13 000 patients are at risk from meningitis in the US

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6862 (Published 10 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6862
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1BMJ, New York

Up to 13 000 patients in 23 different states may have been exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The CDC confirmed that most of those affected had been contacted and were not ill but that the numbers could rise in the next few weeks from the 105 confirmed cases and …

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