New fungal meningitis death reported in Mich. - WNEM TV 5


New fungal meningitis death reported in Mich.

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While the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is not reporting any new cases associated with the fungal investigation, one new death was reported Thursday to the MDCH.

 Michigan's case count associated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention multi-state meningitis investigation is now 233 total cases, including 11 deaths.

The death was reported to MDCH today in an 87-year-old woman from Washtenaw County. For a breakdown of the current 233 cases:

  • 26 meningitis
  • 38 meningitis plus epidural abscess
  • 1 stroke
  • 147 epidural abscesses
  • 20 peripheral joints
  • 1 epidural abscess plus peripheral joint
  • 11 deaths* (One death associated with stroke, two associated with an epidural abscess, and eight among patients counted as meningitis cases.)

*Three additional Michigan resident deaths are being counted as an Indiana cases as that's where treatment occurred.

Additional details about the Michigan deaths:

  • Washtenaw County - 87 year old woman
  • Livingston County - 75 year old woman
  • Livingston County - 50 year old woman
  • Ingham County - 88 year old woman
  • Charlevoix County - 81 year old woman
  • Wayne County - 64 year old woman
  • Livingston County - 79 year old woman
  • Washtenaw County - 61 year old man
  • Genesee County - 56 year old woman
  • Livingston County - 67 year old woman
  • Washtenaw County - 78 year old woman

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