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To date, no infections/meningitis cases in Utah have been reported as part of this multistate fungal meningitis outbreak.
None of the medication (methylprednisolone Acetate) that has been confirmed to be contaminated that was produced or distributed from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Farmingham, Massachusetts was sent to providers/clinic in Utah. To see a list of providers/facilities in the U.S. that received the contaminated medication, click here.
As an abundance of caution, on October 6, 2012, the NECC issued a voluntary recall of all of it's product currently in circulation. Clinics, hospitals and healthcare providers that have product from NECC should stop using the product immediately, retain and secure the product, and return it to NECC.
Clinicians should remain vigilant and report any infection identified in a patient known to have received/been treated with a product from NECC to the Utah Department of Health at 801-538-6191.
If a patient has received an epidural steroid injection or joint steroid injection since May 21, 2012 and has concerns regarding the product used for the injection, he/she should contact the physician who performed the procedure.