Of the 320 paraspinal and spinal infections without meningitis associated with the national fungal meningitis outbreak, 167 of the cases (52%), as of May 6, were reported in Michigan, CDC researchers reported in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The first fungal meningitis case was reported in September in Tennessee. During the fifth week of the outbreak, there were reports of localized spinal and paraspinal infections, including epidural abscesses, phlegmon, arachnoiditis, discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis. The outbreak has resulted in 741 reported cases of fungal meningitis and other fungal infections and 55 deaths in 20 states. Full Story »
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