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A third Michigan woman has died from fungal meningitis


LANSING (WKZO) -- The numbers keep rising in that Fungal Meningitis outbreak and the potential is there for it to keep rising. It’s now claimed a third Michigander and 25 are now confirmed to be ill.

Nationally the numbers are 119 ill and 11 dead. Hundreds of worried Michiganders have been notified that they have also gotten one of the tainted shots.   They are now also notifying patients who may have received shots from the same company, but not necessarily the recalled steroid shots.  They are all being warned of the symptoms to watch for and to immediately seek treatment if they come down with any of those symptoms. 

State Health Department Spokesperson Angela Minicuci says the 3 people from Michigan who have died were all women, a 56-year old from Genesee County, a 67 year old from Livingston County and a 78-yer-old from Washtenaw County.