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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 5542489:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU3ODQxXzRCQUVGNzc4] [quote:WishinForTheMission:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU3MzM2Xzk2REUxQkZE] I had to have the same injection last month! I have not had any adverse reactions. Please pray for me that I will not either. I can assure you that will be my last injection. (I have 8 discs out~4back, 4neck) I would like to ask your prayers for that as well. I do not want to have another back surgery, as I had one about 15 or so years ago. I am starting to lose options, but NEVER do I lose faith!:hf: This had to be [b]PLACED[/b] in that certain steroid medication on [u]purpose[/u]! [/quote] Yes will pray for you. Nobody understands the true level of pain this can cause until it happens to them -- now there is relief on the horizon, and it gets poisoned. : ( Praying for everyone affected. [/quote]
A dozen people have been sickened and two have died after an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections given at outpatient surgical centers in Tennessee and North Carolina, health officials said. At least 737 people who received lumbar epidural steroid injections between July 30 and Sept. 20 have been notified of the cluster of rare aspergillus meningitis infections
link to hisz.rsoe.hu
So far, five people have died in this outbreak. Thirty are ill.
Kentucky, right now, is lucky enough not to have any cases in the state. But from what WKYT is learning, the company that made the medications is licensed in all 50 states. There is a possibility we could soon find out about more infections.
link to www.wkyt.com
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