Fungal meningitis has been detected in a second resident of South Jersey, as per a recent report presented by regional health officials. The hospitalization of the 57-year-old man was made public on Wednesday.
It has been found that a first case was detected on Tuesday of a man, 70 in age. The latest case is from Cumberland County, who has been admitted at South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland. Tests were conducted and he was diagnosed wrongly with stiff neck and increased sensitivity to light.
The state Health Department has told that he is being given an antifungal medication and is on his recovery path now. However, initially he was provided with a spinal injection on July 12 at the medical center, but the same made him develop headaches two-three weeks later.
It is being said that the outbreak had been realized in mid-September only. But, the new case links itself to the other illnesses noted near around May 21. 17,000 contaminated vials had been shipped then by Framingham, Mass., the New England Compounding Center.
"What they were doing is making big batches and selling them out of state as a manufacturer would, and that is certainly outside of their state license", said Gov. Deval Patrick.
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