What are some of the symptoms of fungal meningitis? - FOX 32 News Chicago

What are some of the symptoms of fungal meningitis?

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By Deena Centofanti
FOX 2 News Health Reporter


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Contaminated steroid injections were shipped to more than two dozen states, including Michigan.  The fungus found inside the shot is causing a fungal meningitis outbreak.

The question for anyone who had the pain killing injection is, "How do I know if I'm getting the potentially deadly disease?"

Watch out for these symptoms, which can be mild at first -- fever, headache, light sensitivity, confusion and dizziness.  They're similar to symptoms of a small stroke.

The potentially contaminated injections were given from May 21 through September 26.

If you or a loved one started noticing those symptoms over the following days or weeks after getting the shot, you need to see a doctor right away.  There are anti-fungal treatments, but the sooner you get them the better.

Meningitis is usually diagnosed with a spinal tap.

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