Authorities are reporting 44 Michigan cases of fungal meningitis in the national outbreak, along with four non-meningitis infection cases related to the same contaminated steroids.
The family decided to donate Burema’s body for research. “What our family is hoping is that they can find a cure to maybe help out all the other patients so that not everybody has to die,” the woman’s granddaughter said.
The number of people sickened by fungal meningitis in Michigan has now risen to 29 — including three deaths.
In a frightening twist of fate, Cary, like his wife, was also injected by that same possibly tainted batch of steroids but has not yet received the results of a spinal tap taken last weekend.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday in Howell for Lilian Cary, who developed fungal meningitis after getting tainted steroid injections for back pain.
Michigan now has 22 confirmed cases on fungal meningitis associated with a steroid injection, including two deaths.
State health officials Sunday said the meningitis outbreak linked to injections of a recalled back-pain medication continues to grow.
Michigan Department of Community Health officials are reporting eight cases of fungal meningitis, including two deaths, linked to injections of a recalled back-pain medication.
No cases of a rare kind of meningitis linked to an outbreak in six states have been reported in Michigan, even though some tainted steroids have been distributed in the state.
The Oakland County Health Department is warning people at large outdoor gatherings, such as the Dream Cruise, Renaissance Festival and Arts Beats & Eats, about West Nile Virus.