The fungal meningitis outbreak continues to grow with 14 deaths, including 2 in Florida. As a precaution, Lee Memorial Health System has pulled and quarantined all products made by New England Compounding Center, the company suspected of causing the outbreak. Lee Memorial Spokesman Mary Briggs tells us while they did use some drugs from NECC, they never bought the steroid in question.
"I just want to reassure the community not to be too worried about this," Briggs said. "It is a serious condition, it's something people do need to be following, but at this point, Southwest Florida's in the clear."
Other medical facilities that used these NECC products include:
Lee Island Coast Surgery - Fort Myers
Malkani Retina Center - Fort Myers
Multicare Specialists - Cape Coral
St. John's Surgery Center - Fort Myers
St. Mark's Surgery Center - Fort Myers