Giant African snails have showed up in the news over the past few years. They've been castigated for destroying the environment and giving people meningitis. It turns out that they are being unfairly maligned! Kind of!
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed tonight that a terrifying meningitis outbreak that has claimed 20 lives was caused by steroid shots for back pain. The shots, manufactured by NECC, were tainted with a form of fungus that attacks the nervous system. Because many of these shots were…
According to the National Institutes of Health, a second tainted steroid has been linked to the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak that's infected 214 people and killed 15. It's from the same company responsible for the first.
It starts with a headache, nothing major. Then the neck stiffness sets in, the high fever. That's all the warning you have before fungal meningitis inflames your brain and takes your life. And it's happening, all of a sudden, to unprecedented numbers of people all across America.
Remember the joy you felt climbing through the tunnels at your McDonald's PlayPlace? Yeah, me too. And I don't particularly remember getting sick. But according to Erin Carr-Jordan's independent findings, we were all playing wrist-deep in pretty gnarly bacteria. Fun!