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5 dead after outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections, UPDATE, 140 Texans
Ms Sans Serif
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 5542489:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU4NTEyX0ZGNkJEMTgy] [quote:Anonymous Coward 24687025:MV8yMDA1ODk5XzMzNzU4NDE0XzE3Q0ExRTgw] what are these injections and why are so many people getting them? What are they supposed to cure/prevent? [/quote] Back injury or severe arthritis. I agree with you about natural treatments but no amount of garlic etc. will help a vertebra that is bone-on-bone with all the cartilage gone, or slipped out of position and impinging on the nerve or otherwise damaged, or if someone is born with their spinal cord twisted. [/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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