TENNESSEE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINICS, P.C. 308 NORTH PETERS ROAD, SUITE 225 KNOXVILLE TN 37922
TN SPORTS MEDICINE SURGERY CENTER,LLC 5002 CROSSINGS CIRCLE, SUITE 110 MT. JULIET TN 37122
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MED CTR 1924 ALCON HWY KNOXVILLE TN 37920
VMG CLINIC PHARMACY 1211 MEDICAL CENTER DR. TVC 1815 NASHVILLE TN 37232
WESLEY OPTHALMIC SURGERY CENTER 1800 CHURCH STREET NASHVILLE TN 37203
The FDA does not urge patient follow-up at this time for use of NECC products of lower risk, such as lotions, creams and eye drops not used in conjunction with surgery as well as suppositories.
While the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concerns that some of the NECC material used in eye and heart surgeries may have contributed to health problems in some patients, thus far no patients in Tennessee have been identified as having any issues caused by those products.
"The department appreciates the collaboration and assistance of the many affected facilities and their caring and concern for their affected patients in addressing this national public health crisis, first identified here in Tennessee. All continue to hold the patients, families and loved ones impacted in our thoughts and prayers," said Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. "We will continue to work with urgency to provide the best information available to patients and clinicians in the evolving situation."
The signs and symptoms of meningitis include fever; headache; stiff neck; nausea and vomiting; sensitivity to light and altered mental status. Symptoms for other possible infections may include signs of sepsis and/or fever; swelling; increasing pain; redness; warmth at injection site; visual changes; pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain or infection in the chest.
Tennesseans wanting to ask questions about the outbreak may contact the Tennessee Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. For more information about TDH services and programs, visit http://health.state.tn.us/.
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