Sunday, May 19, 2013
DHEC: First Probable Case of Meningitis
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- South Carolina health officials are reporting the first probable case of fungal meningitis in the state.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the case is related to the multi-state investigation of steroid injections made by a Massachusetts pharmacy.
DHEC officials say additional laboratory testing is pending to confirm the diagnosis in the patient and rule out other potential causes of meningitis. At this time, the case is considered probable.
The drugs are blamed for a national outbreak of fungal meningitis that has sickened at least 317 people, and killed 24.
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