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Person in Davidson Co, NC Dies From Fungal Meningitis

11:15 PM, Oct 20, 2012   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services have confirmed that one person in North Carolina who contracted meningitis from a tainted steroid shot, has died.

The CDC posted the death on their website at 2pm Saturday. Late Saturday night the NCDHSS said the victim lived in Davidson County.

The victim's family has reached out the media they said in order to warn others about how serious this is. According to them, the woman died at the hospital on Friday. A hospital spokesperson confirmed to WFMY News 2 they treated a patient by that name and person did die on Friday. Because of HIPPA laws, the spokesperson said she could not tell us the cause of death. 

According to the CDC, there are a total of 284 reported cases of meningitis linked to the steroid shots, 23 people have died. The most cases, and deaths, are in Tennesee which currently has 69 cases, 9 deaths.

MAP: CDC Map of Reported Meningitis Cases

CHART: CDC List of Health Care Facilities With Contaminated Shots

The FDA traced the source of the bad batch of shots to a facility in Massachusetts.

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