The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there have been 23 deaths nationally in the fungal meningitis outbreak, which authorities suspect is attributable to New England Compounding Center (NECC).

The CDC in collaboration with state and local health departments and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is still investigating the multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received contaminated steroid injections.  Several patients suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infections.  The investigation also includes fungal infections associated with injections in a peripheral joint, such as a knee, shoulder or ankle.