Health Officials say contaiminated injections not used epidurals on pregnant women
Officials at the state health department have confirmed 2 more cases of fungal meningitis in Central Florida. The latest people who have contracted the disease are both women, who Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong says received tainted injections from pain clinics in Marion County.
775 floridians received the tainted injections and Doctor Armstrong said that 96% of them have been tracked down, and they wont rest until the 4% are found.
Armstrong added that it could take up to a month for the symptons to emerge in the person infected with the meningitis.
He also goes on to say that this form of meningitis is not contagious and that it was not given to pregnant women who needed epidurals. They were only given to patients who were being treated for back pain.
If you have any questions about the meningitis outbreak, you can call the Health Department HotLine at 866-523-7339.