Oct 09, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting a multi-state investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections. So far, 91 patients from 7 states have been identified. Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. Seven deaths have been reported to date. The meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form of meningitis is not contagious.