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Florida Confirms Another Case Of Fungal Meningitis

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The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Another case of fungal meningitis stemming from a contaminated drug has been confirmed in Florida.

The state’s Department of Health said Monday a 69-year old woman who received treatment at the Florida Pain Clinic in Marion County is the latest case, bringing the Florida’s total to 23 cases of fungal meningitis, including three deaths.

As of last Friday, October 27th, the nationwide number of cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid injections was 344 with 25 deaths across 18 states.

Fungal meningitis associated with the contaminated steroids from New England Compounding Center NECC is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person.

Doctors and health care professionals have been urged to get in touch with any patient who may have received any injectable NECC medications, including those used in eye or heart surgeries, since May 21, 2012.

The signs and symptoms of meningitis related to epidural NECC medication injections include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and altered mental status.

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