New England Compounding Center Meningitis Outbreak

What was the event?

In September of 2012, a mysterious outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections occurred in multiple states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with state and local officials, quickly began investigating. The outbreak was ultimately traced back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC).

The outbreak was caused by steroid injections that were contaminated with mold. The contaminated injections sickened over 800 individuals and killed 76 – the worst outbreak of meningitis in U.S. history.

What was the event?

In September of 2012, a mysterious outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections occurred in multiple states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with state and local officials, quickly began investigating. The outbreak was ultimately traced back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC).

The outbreak was caused by steroid injections that were contaminated with mold. The contaminated injections sickened over 800 individuals and killed 76 – the worst outbreak of meningitis in U.S. history.

Are you a victim?

The contaminated injections manufactured and distributed by the NEEC sickened over 800 individuals and killed 76. If you believe you may have received a contaminated injection, you may be eligible for crime victim resources. The NEEC meningitis outbreak is not the only occurrence of sickness and/or death from accidental or intentional poisoning of consumer products. If you or someone you know has become ill from the use of a medication or household product, and criminal charges have been filed in relation, you may be eligible for resources.

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources on Meningitis

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State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts NEEC Program

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State of Massachusetts

The Attorney General's Office Mass. NECC Program

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NECC National Compensation Program

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Tools and Training

National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Resources for Victims of Crime

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National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Self-Help Tools

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