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THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU HAVE HAD INJECTIONS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. The CDC has issued a warning about upward of 90 cases of Fungal Menengitis caused by injections (esi's). This warning covered 9 states and caused 7 deaths recently. The list of places that were delivered the tainted serums and dates are listed on the centers for disease controls website. CDC.GOV.

Unfortunately the pain clinic I go to is one of the ones listed, but I should have had symptoms by now if infected. The dates start in may and the recall was issued recently. According to the CDC you should be notified if you were given the infected esi. Please if you have had an injection in your back recently, check this out, it could be a life or death situation.


  • I had 3 in past 10 months, but its been almost 3 months since last one so I think Im OK. SCARY!
    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
  • Talk about back luck. I'm scheduled for an injection in FL on the 12th (2 days). I've already contacted the Hospital, and they ASSURE me that they don't/have never used that company for injection. They're not on the CDC list of hospitals that got shipments, although there is a hospital close that did get a shipment.

    But then again, who is going to outright ADMIT that they have injected a disease into people. VERY VERY worried, but then again, I'm so desperate to get out of pain....

    Of course this would happen to me. Any advice!?
  • gaj399ggaj399 Posts: 270
    edited 10/09/2012 - 1:04 PM
    The injections I recieved were tainted with fungal menangitis. I have had no symptoms to date, so we're doing a lot of praying. It's really scary when you don't know. As if I didn't have enough problems. Keep me in your prayers.
  • I have an injection scheduled for Thursday at the same clinic. I plan on keeping it if they will give me a shot after being infected. The CDC has such great tracking methods, that I wouldn't worry at this time as long as everything has been checked out. Seems like you've done your homework and they are safe. Hope you get good relief from pain.
  • Looks like a compound facility in Palmdale, CA just made some bad batches.
    Read this today. Link below.

    L4/5 herniation13mm sequestered fragment L5 root compromise.
    L3/4 annular tear.
    L2/3 3mm bulge and annular tear.
    Tens mpo combo system
    Epidural L4 L5 28Nov12 / 12Dec12 / 26Dec12. All no relief :( SO FAR
    MicroD L4 L5 May 23 2013
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