We have a case in Kentucky now but they are saying the lady didnt have the shots.Since its the same type wonder how she contacted it.
Kentucky woman diagnosed with Fungal Meningitis
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - What started as a bad headache one month ago, led to something much more serious for a young Kentucky woman.
It wasn't until her daughter suffered a stroke did doctors refer her to UK Hospital.
Where on the first day, doctors tested, then diagnosed her with Fungal Meningitis.
"They have done a marvelous job here, but sadly, they said the damage was already done," she said. "They told me to be hopeful, but it's unlikely my daughter will pull through."
According to the Center for Disease Control Fungal Meningitis is not transmitted from person to person
. People at risk acquire the infection usually by inhaling fungal spores from the environment. It is found primarily in soil or bird/bat droppings in the Midwestern United States, although it can be seen in other places
. People with certain medical conditions like diabetes, cancer, or HIV are at higher risk of infection.WYMT wants our viewers to know (Tabatha's) case is not related to the Fungal Meningitis scare stemming from steroid shots in neighboring states.
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