The victims died as a result of induced by the injection of methylprednisolone acetate fungal meningitis in the United States increased.
The infection spread after an infected vertebrate steroid injections.
Outbreak of meningitis in the United States covered 15 states with 247 infected people, said U.S. Center for Control and Prevention of Disease.
19 people suffering from meningitis died.
The most serious is the situation in Tennessee, where he registered 61 cases of the disease.
Meningitis is distributed in the U.S. by injecting medication for back pain. Possible new victims in the coming days.
As shown by the investigation, the problems were caused after injection of methylprednisolone acetate production of The New England Center (NECC). Drug problems became known on September 26, but the information was not publicly available. NECC has pulled three lots of injection, usually made for patients with back pain caused by inflammation.
The first batch of three, possibly infected 737 patients. Only in Tennessee hospitals have found more than 2000 infectious vaccines. They are identified as the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus.
Rare fungal meningitis treated very difficult.
In the arsenal of physicians only a few antifungals, and they did not work reliably.