FDA retracts list of NECC customers; Will issue new list

Laboratory technician Ruth Rutledge packages cerebrospinal fluid of the three confirmed meningitis cases in Minn., to send to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for further testing, at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Laboratory technician Ruth Rutledge packages cerebrospinal fluid of the three confirmed meningitis cases in Minn., to send to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for further testing, at the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The FDA pulled its list of health care facilities that received suspect material from the New England Compound Center (NECC) after it discovered "technical problems." The federal agency said it plans on re-issuing the list after verifying its accuracy.

Read full statement from FDA

Earlier Tuesday, the Tennessee Dept. of Health issued its list of 74 health care facilities it said were connected to the lab believed to be the source of the meningitis outbreak that has killed 23 people across 19 states.

The revised list will be returned to this story as soon as it is released.


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