Rare Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 7 Dead; 91 Cases Reported

Health officials reported 27 new cases of a rare fungal meningitis outbreak today that has killed seven people and sickened a total of 91 across nine states. The outbreak of aspergillus meningitis has been linked to spinal steroid injections, a common treatment for back pain. A sealed vial of the steroid, called methylprednisolone acetate, was found to contain fungus, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The states with reported cases are: Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina,...Full Story
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