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Outbreak Investigation

  • Former Exeter Hospital Employee Indicted in Connection With Hepatitis C Outbreak
    David M. Kwiatkowski, 33, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, has been indicted for his alleged role in causing the hepatitis C outbreak that infected patients in New Hampshire as well as other states, announces United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. Kwiatkowski has been ...More
    December 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • Congressional Hearing Probes Deeper Into Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Nov. 14 to discuss whether the fungal meningitis outbreak could have been prevented. The hearing examined the facts surrounding the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections linked to ...More
    November 15, 2012 Posted in News
  • FDA Reports Conditions Observed at New England Compounding Center Facility
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a copy of the FDA Form 483 issued to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The FDA observed and has since confirmed contaminated products and listed a number of observations regarding conditions in the clean room at ...More
    October 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • CDC Blog Explores Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    Imagine a patient goes to the doctor for a routine steroid injection. Several weeks later, the patient feels sick – headache, fever and suddenly uncomfortable in bright light. Within days, the patient is admitted to the local hospital’s intensive care unit. Doctors discover ...More
    October 24, 2012 Posted in News
  • Investigation Report of NECC Released, Details Noncompliance with Clean Room Protocols
    The Executive Office of Health and Human Services of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) today issued a report on its preliminary findings in its investigation of New England Compounding Center (NECC). Since Sept. 24, 2012 a widespread outbreak of fungal ...More
    October 23, 2012 Posted in News
  • Update on the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal infection among patients who received a steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product either into the ...More
    October 18, 2012 Posted in News
  • What We Know and Don't Know About the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    In a new perspective piece being published online first in Annals of Internal Medicine, a physician recalls lessons learned from treating patients affected by the 2002 outbreak of Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis meningitis or arthritis related to contaminated, injectable ...More
    October 18, 2012 Posted in News
  • Additional NECC Product Implicated in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
    As a result of FDA, CDC and state health departments’ ongoing investigation of contamination at the New England Compounding Center’s (NECC) Framingham, Mass. facility, on Oct. 4, the FDA advised providers to not use any NECC products. On Oct. 6, NECC announced a recall of ...More
    October 15, 2012 Posted in News