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Fungal meningitis update: Epidural abscesses contribute to challenges of outbreak

A fungal meningitis patient holds one of the pills she takes twice a day for treatment Nov. 8 in her Minnesota home. Some patients that have been treated for fungal meningitis are readmitted to the hospital after developing an abscess of infection at the injection site.

How Back Pain Turned Deadly

RANDALL KINNARD'S legal clients had steroids injected into their backs last summer for a wide range of reasons. Of the 25, one got three shots in a two-month period when pain never totally disappeared. Another got one as a preventive measure because she was going on a trip to Europe and was worried that cobblestones would aggravate an old injury.

Treating Michigan's fungal meningitis patients: Ann Arbor hospital opens new ward, brings in nurses

Nurse Larry Johnson fills out charts Thursday in the fungal meningitis ward at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Superior Township. Johnson, who works as an oncology nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, is among a group of nurses from other Trinity Health System hospitals that have responded to a call to help care for fungal meningitis patients in Ann Arbor.

Doctors and nurses at St. Joe's and at hospitals in 19 states across the country are dealing with an extremely rare illness with no established course of treatment. Friday, the hospital was treating 79 patients -- up six from the day before, which is more than the total caseload that many other states dealing with the outbreak have all together.

Meningitis: Mapping the Outbreak

A crowd of more than 300 people at a funeral visitation is unusual for the small town of Adairville, Ky., but the gathering showed just how much people there respect and admire Marie Prince Hester, said leaders of the Living Word Church where the visitation was held.

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