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That's the details now on the deadly meningitis outbreak the CDC confirming at least eight people have died across the country.
Here's a look at a map for the states reporting this health officials now reviewing -- not previously linked to the outbreak.
And new numbers expect to come out later today but doctor Marci -- now a member of the Fox's medical eighteen professor medicine NYU's line go to medical -- -- good morning to you.
Luc -- you just spoke to the CDC.
I just spoke to a senior official at the CDC.
That wants to make a point that this particular meningitis can.
Will be there for several weeks before you can actually get sick from it we don't know it's virgin terrain.
Because normally -- you don't get meningitis this -- it.
As for Joseph it's a fungus is in the air it's in the soil it's in the water you don't get sick from it but the idea of getting it from an injection.
Is not something where that familiar whereas I was -- I was having issues being vigilant.
Let me back up a little bit this is fungal meningitis.
Correct right and and it was it was transported in the Campbell combination of the medicine combination.
From a compound in location in Framingham Massachusetts.
And have we said even to this day that that is the source that I -- have.
-- -- confirmed that that is the source that knowingly compounding pharmacy they've been closed down they're not doing they're not making any more of this product right now.
What it's about is you know this the steroid itself called methyl premise alone comes from the manufacturer.
Very much supervised by the FDA it gets to the compound in pharmacy and then they turn around and make the vials that -- -- see when somebody's giving you -- back injection or vector direction.
The FDA does not have jurisdiction over the middle man this compound in pharmacy.
Because federal law is not given them that kind of jurisdiction.
And I personally believe they should they should have it and they should be in there I got it OK mark thank you.
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