Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Texas Hospitals

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 8-Oct-2012

A painkiller that was linked to a meningitis outbreak was linked to at least two hospitals in Texas, officials have reported.

Almost 24 states have reported they received shipments of the rare fungus tainted painkillers that have been linked to the meningitis outbreak and at least eight people have died. It was most recently reportedly that 105 people have been sickened by the outbreak tied to the painkiller, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Symptoms

Manufactured in Massachusetts, the meningitis painkiller was identified as preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, which is often used for spinal epidurals and steroid injections in joints.

Some of the more common symptoms associated with meningitis include:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Fever
  • Neck stiffness

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