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South West Michigan not effected by latest meningitis outbreak

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Fungal Meningitis, up close and personal.(Reuters)
Fungal Meningitis, up close and personal.(Reuters)

ATLANTA (WKZO) -- The Centers for Disease Control says a steroid medication tied to at least five deaths from a rare fungal meningitis may have been given to people in 23 states, including Michigan.

If you haven’t gotten a shot for lower back pain lately, you have nothing to fear, and then it must be from a specific producer. Health officials say they have 6 confirmed cases in Michigan and more are expected, but none of them in this area.

Nationally the numbers are 49-cases and 5 deaths in 6 states.Dr. John Jernigan at the CDC says there is a fairly long incubation period, so over the next few weeks more cases are sure to appear.

The rare meningitis has been linked to steroid shots distributed by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been shut down.

Michigan Health officials have traced shipments from that pharmacy and none of them were shipped to SW Michigan, A clinic in Traverse City did get a batch. The three other Shipments went to Grand Blanc, Brighton and Warren.

 

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