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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Hits Georgia

The current outbreak of fungal meningitis that is linked to contaminated steroids has now reached the 17th state, Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection reported the outbreak has spread to there. Three lots of tainted vials of methylprednisolone acetate, steroids given for pain, were distributed to 23 states. It is believed that about 14,000 patients were given the shots at various clinics and offices. It has caused the death of 24 victims and has sickened over 300 people.

The symptoms patients are experiencing set in one to four weeks after the injection and are milder than the symptoms of the other types of meningitis. Patients are noticing pain and swelling at the injection site, numbness, fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, vision changes and stiff neck. Anyone who has received a steroid injection and is experiencing any of the symptoms listed should see treatment immediately.

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