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Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015

Estimated Deaths and Illnesses Averted During Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Associated with Contaminated Steroid Injections, United States, 2012–2013

Rachel SmithComments to Author , Gordana Derado, Matthew Wise, Julie R. Harris, Tom M. Chiller, Martin I. Meltzer, and Benjamin Park
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) injections shipped, used, and recalled by lot*

Lot no. Volume MPA shipped, mL Volume MPA used, mL Volume MPA recalled, mL
05 11,773 11,773 0
06 10,847 10,715 132
Total 29,641 26,491 3,150

*Volume of MPA shipped was derived from New England Compounding Center’s shipping records. Volume used and recalled was estimated by using the assumption that all shipped MPA was available for use at each clinic.

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