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The Florida Department of Health in collaboration with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation sent letters today to eight manufacturers of anti-fungal medications, urging the manufacturers to ensure an adequate supply of medication remains available to treat patients with fungal meningitis in Florida.
Two more cases of meningitis have been reported in Florida. In a conference call Tuesday, Florida’s State Surgeon General said all medication related to the event has been recalled. At this point, the department is attempting to contact any patient who may have been been injected with contaminated medication.
Four fungal meningitis cases have been confirmed in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott. The national outbreak of this disease, which usually results from a spread of a fungus to the spinal cord, has killed eight people.