CDC Confirms 2 deaths, 8 Cases of Fungal Meningitis in Michigan

By: News 10
By: News 10

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 2 deaths caused by fungal meningitis in Michigan. There are now at least 8 cases of the illness in the state.

The Michigan Department of Community Health said Saturday it won't be able to release any details about the deaths until after the weekend.

The meningitis outbreak has been linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled, and officials have been scrambling to notify anyone who may have been injected with it.

At least four places in Michigan received shipments of the medication: Michigan Neurosurgical Institute in Grand Blanc; Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton; Neuromuscular & Rehabilitation in Traverse City; and Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren.

Nationwide, hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of people who got the shots between July and September could be at risk.


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