SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah was not one of the states affected by the recent fungal meningitis outbreak connected with a steroid injection.
However, the Utah Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are asking everyone who received any epidural or joint injection within the past few months to watch for any signs or symptoms of illness, especially those linked with meningitis: headache, neck pain and stiffness, fever, nausea, vomiting, weakness, numbness and sensitivity to light. Symptoms can show up one to four weeks after receiving the injection.
None of the three medication lots that have been linked to this outbreak were distributed to health care providers in Utah.
For more information go to http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis.html.