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Fungal Meningitis

A new round of warnings are being sent out to anyone who received an injection from the facility who manufactured the contaminated spinal injections. Meningitis symptoms are continuing to appear, deaths are continuing to pile up, and although many were cleared as not at risk for spinal meningitis, they are being given a new warning. […]

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The outbreak of spinal meningitis, caused by steroid injections contaminated with fungus, aren’t proving easy to treat. The particular fungus causing the outbreak, a black mold called Exserohilum rostratum, rarely infects humans, and even then only those with very weakened immune systems. This outbreak, however, has lead to hundreds of infections because of its direct […]

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What was a small outbreak last week is all over the news this week: a common fungus contaminated several batches of preservative-free steroids, which, when shot directly into the spine, caused fungal meningitis (inflammation in tissue lining the brain). Last week, only 4 had died and only a few dozen were infected. Last week, only […]

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