More drugs are being associated with the fungal meningitis outbreak and now health officials say patients must be notified. Patients who had eye surgery and received injectable drugs on or after May 21st may have come into contact with medications from the New England Compounding Center. The drug could cause vision change, increased redness, or drainage.
Symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and altered mental status. A new federal mandate requires health care providers to contact the patients, plus conduct a thorough evaluation of those who report symptoms of infection.