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CDC Issues Health Update on Fungal Infection
Clinicians urged to continue vigilance for patients who received contaminated steroid injections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a health update about continued reports of fungal infection among patients who were injected with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts last year. The update includes the status of fungal disease outbreak; patient and clinician recommendations; revised clinical guidance; and an invitation to a clinical information call. To view the CDC’s complete health update, visit http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00342.asp.

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