AN OUTBREAK DEVELOPS
Sep. 21: Tennessee reports unusual fungal meningitis case; patient received spinal steroid shot.
Sep. 28: Second case reported, CDC launches investigation.
Oct. 4: CDC confirms 35 cases in six states, with 5 deaths, all linked to steroid from New England Compounding Center.
Oct. 5: Minnesota begins notifying 831 patients who received steroid from two Twin Cities clinics.
Oct. 6: NECC recalls all products.
Oct. 11: CDC says 14,000 patients may have received the tainted steroid. Death toll rises to 14 nationally.
Oct. 15: CDC links two additional NECC products to fungal infections.
Five cases, no deaths. Hundreds received the suspect steroid.
214 cases in 15 states, 15 deaths