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IDPH Alert #1 - Meningitis Outbreak

09 Oct 2012 12:49 PM | Lara Marsh (Administrator)

Iowa Update on the Multistate Outbreak of Meningitis and Stroke Associated with Potentially Contaminated Steroid Medication

Monday, October 08, 2012

Iowa Status:
No cases have been reported in Iowa. FDA has assured the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) that none of the implicated products have been distributed in Iowa (three lots of methylprednisolone acetate (PF) 80mg/ml).

The New England Compounding Center (NECC), is now recalling all of their products (some of which have been distributed in Iowa). No action is needed at this time regarding these other recalled products or patients who may have received them (other than to cease using these products).

Healthcare providers in Iowa are asked to remain vigilant for any illnesses associated with these products and to contact IDPH with reports of illnesses, questions, or concerns at 800-362-2736.

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