The CDC has confirmed that the Intervene M.D. clinic in Mount Pleasant is among one of the clinics that received a batch of the vials that were recalled over fears that they may be contaminated with fungal Meningitis .
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) notified the clinic that they had received suspect medicines which were produced between July and September; the time frame officials believe the contamination occurred. Upon notification, the vials were removed and returned to the manufacturer.
According to a statement from the Intervene M.D., they have made attempts to contact every patient who may have received this medication for an epidural treatment. Approximately 189 patients were affected and each person has been asked to seek immediate emergency treatment if any signs of symptoms occur. Thankfully, no South Carolina fungal Meningitis cases have been reported at this time. According to the CDC, symptoms of the illness usually develop one week to a month after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of Meningitis can include severe headache, nausea, dizziness, and fever.
In a statement issued by the South Carolina DHEC, all lots under investigation have been sequestered and are no longer in use.
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