Fri October 12, 2012
Texas Confirms Fungal Meningitis Case
State health officials are confirming Texas’ first case of meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections.
The Department of State Health Services says a Central Texas woman was hospitalized with symptoms of fungal meningitis.
She was treated for back pain at one of two Dallas-area facilities that gave injections of steroids from the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak.
The fungal infection associated with the tainted drugs cannot be passed from person to person.
So far almost 200 people have reported infections in 12 states. 14 people have died. You can learn more on the Centers for Disease Control's webpage about the outbreak.