It never hurts to have a mini quick guide to use as a reference during the outbreak of fungal meningitis.
After all, any collective outbreak, combined with news of drugs in poor condition and master pharmacies compounds with questionable practices are a major concern for parents. Especially when you know that children are more prone to infection and sick.
Remember that in the case of fungal meningitis, to date no pediatric cases are reported, both by all measures are preventive. In addition, unlike other types of meningitis, fungal meningitis is not contagious, but the infection is still dangerous for children. Please read What You Should Know about the outbreak of fungal meningitis 2012 and your child.
Dr. Bassam A. Atiyeh, pediatrician Northern Virginia Medical Group Pediatric Associates, PC explains that children are totally unprotected against infection fungal meningitis because there is no vaccine against this type of infection is caused by fungi and this type of infection is virtually unknown in the US
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On October 3, 2012, the FDA recalled all drugs produced by the company England Compounding Center by a direct to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that spread through analgesic compounds of manufacture containing steroids association and to date caused the death of 29 people and infected more than 400 in the US in 18 states. The affected states are: Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Food and Drug Agency (FDA for its acronym in English). Information page on the research of fungal meningitis. Revised: 15 and 16 October 2012. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM322734.htm
Center for Disease Control and Prevention deEnfermedades (CDC for its acronym in English). Information page official list of sites that received drug company New England Compound Center. Revised: 15 and October 16, 2012. http://www.northernvirginiapediatrics.com/about_us.htmf
Foundation What to Expect When You Are Expecting. Information page on childhood immunizations. Revised: October 16, 2012. http://www.whattoexpect.org/resources/WhattoExpect_Guideto_Immunizations_Spanish.pdf