Husband of Meningitis Victim Gets Health All Clear

This undated family photo provided by George Cary shows Lilian Cary of Howell, Mich. Friends and family gathered Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, for a wake for 67-year-old Cary who died in September, weeks after being treated with contaminated steroids for back pain.  (AP Photo/Family Photo, George Cary)

This undated family photo provided by George Cary shows Lilian Cary of Howell, Mich. Friends and family gathered Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, for a wake for 67-year-old Cary who died in September, weeks after being treated with contaminated steroids for back pain. (AP Photo/Family Photo, George Cary)

A Livingston County man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak has good news: Tests show he doesn't have the illness.

George Cary received pain injections and was treated at the same Brighton-area clinic as his late wife, Lilian Cary, who died Sept. 30. Cary had a spinal tap to check for meningitis more than a week ago. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday there's no evidence of meningitis.

Fungal meningitis has been traced to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and sent to clinics across the country. At least four Michigan residents have died.

Separately, a lawsuit was filed Monday in Detroit federal court on behalf of any Michigan resident who may have been exposed to tainted steroids from New England Compounding Pharmacy.


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