Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows


Jun 26, 2013

Autopsies conducted on victims of last year's outbreak of meningitis linked to steroid shots show that a fungus in the injections made its way to the base of the brain.

The outbreak in the United States began last fall among people who got the steroid shots in their spines in the hopes of easing back pain. However, a fungus contaminating the injections triggered meningitis in 745 people across 20 states and killed 58, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the full story.