National Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis Following Epidural Anesthesia in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

June 2, 2023
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A multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis is ongoing among patients who had procedures under epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Fungal meningitis can lead to a serious infection and death.

Fungal meningitis can lead to serious infection and death.

To date, no Mississippians with this exposure have been reported, however, MSDH is making the following recommendations:

  1. If you had epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico at River Side Surgical Center or Clinica K-3 between January 1 and May 13, 2023, you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible for evaluation for fungal meningitis, even if you have no symptoms.
  2. If planned, cancel any elective procedures involving epidural anesthesia in Matamoros, Mexico. See this CDC travel advisory
  3. Share this information with friends and family who may have procedures scheduled in Matamoros, Mexico or who may have had procedures at River Side Surgical Center or Clinica K-3 between January 1 and May 13, 2023.
Last reviewed on Jun 2, 2023 request edits
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