DPH: No reported cases of Fungal Meningitis in Connecticut - WFSB 3 Connecticut

DPH: No reported cases of Fungal Meningitis in Connecticut

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MIDDLEBURY, CT (WFSB) -

The Connecticut Department of Public Health said all the people who could have received injections with the recalled medication for Fungal Meningitis have been notified and no one has contracted the disease.

The department contacted all 39 people who received the injections and only one showed symptoms of the disease. That person was evaluated and test results were normal.

"No cases of Fungal Meningitis related to this outbreak have been identified in Connecticut at this time," according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine in Middlebury received one of the recalled shipments, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health. This facility was one of 75 throughout the country to receive at least one shipment of the recalled medication.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, "Fungal Meningitis is rare and usually the result of spread of a fungus through blood to the spinal cord." The disease is a leading cause of adult meningitis in Africa and affects people with weak immune systems, the website said.

As of Oct. 9, there have been 119 cases of Fungal Meningitis in 10 states with 11 deaths, according to Connecticut Department of Public Health.

For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.

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