Third Michigander Dies From Fungal Meningitis

By: AP
By: AP

HOWELL -- Federal officials say Michigan now has at least 25 cases of fungal meningitis, including a new third death.
The Department of Community Health says the victim is a 78-year-old woman from Washtenaw County, but isn't releasing any other information.
The number reported Tuesday is up from 21 cases. Four clinics in Michigan received steroids that have been recalled by a Massachusetts pharmacy because of contamination.
A Howell-area man whose wife's death was linked to meningitis says it should be a "wake-up call" that such mistakes shouldn't happen in the U.S.
George Cary spoke to reporters after a memorial service for 67-year-old Lilian Carey. She died Sept. 30 after failing to recover from a stroke.
Lilian was diagnosed with meningitis after beating treated with steroids for back pain at a Brighton clinic, northwest of Detroit. Her husband received similar injections from possibly tainted steroids and is awaiting test results.


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