Cases of Meningitis Reported from Steroid Shots

Cases of Meningitis Reported from Steroid Shots

More cases of fungal meningitis tied to contaminated steroid shots are being confirmed. The Centers for Disease Control are reporting the outbreak has spread to 9 states, 105 patients with 8 people killed. It is reported that 13,000 people received the injections and are at risk for infection. Thousands of people exposed may have to wait weeks because the incubation period of the disease is up to a month.

Those infected by the shots have come forward with symptoms that include fever, new or worsening headaches, nausea, and other new symptoms consistent with a stroke.

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