New Illness Emerging in Meningitis Outbreak
Serious epidural abscesses showing up among patients
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2012 1:37 PM CDT
A lab technician packages cerebrospinal fluid of three confirmed meningitis cases in Minnesota.   (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

(Newser) – Some patients recovering from meningitis in the national outbreak are now being struck by a medical double-whammy, the New York Times reports. They're beating the meningitis but developing something called an epidural abscess at the spot where they received the injection of the tainted steroid, usually the spine. The localized infections are painful and serious, sometimes requiring surgery.

“This is a significant shift in the presentation of this fungal infection, and quite concerning,” says the chief medical officer of a hospital in Ann Arbor. Her facility has treated 53 patients for meningitis, and about one-third have returned with abscesses. What's most striking is that the infections are occurring even while the patients are taking anti-fungal drugs. Of the 14,000 people who received the tainted shots, 404 have developed meningitis and 29 have died, reports AP.

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Nov 4, 2012 1:58 PM CST
Are the Doctors harvesting the fluid from the site to make a new treatment for this type of fungal infection ? I would hope so , but more then likely are not doing it IE: they can't patent it because the persons body made it !!!
Nov 3, 2012 11:28 PM CDT
It's most likely that the batches were intentionally tainted, because of how the symptoms are presenting, and because of past history of big pharma cartel concerning gov't. collusion. The newest understandings of cancer is that many (if not all) cancers are actually fungi. It would certainly be simple enough to mix cancer viruses or cancer fungi in with the meningitis microbes. The injection site abscesses suggest that the vaccines were additionally tainted with MRSA (& mycoplasma incognitus, in cases where a skin rash that denudes the skin appears around the abscess). It seems to be another evil case of covert mass live human testing for research purposes (to see what will happen). But they know what will happen. Those who don't sicken and die will sicken and live, requiring medical treatments. And when they grow cancers, the industry really hits the jackpot, as the patients' valiant struggle to recover prolongs both life and treatment, which is highly lucrative. The medicines and treatments don't kill the cancer cells, but insure the reoccurrence of secondary cancers, so the complexity and profitability of treatment keeps increasing. The originating cause of the injections was pain. Cures exist in nature for intense pain, cancer, and these terrible infections. A person who's seeing doctors would do well to gradually transition over to natural treatments, which heal and cure, w/o placing destructive toxin loads on the body & brain. It may take time (even years), but it's well worth your while to discover the old ways of being well, and the new ways of implementing the old ways.
Nov 3, 2012 2:36 PM CDT
Big Pharma is the root cause with its powerful lobbyists that make sure the Senate bows down to their wishes Ameridose should be shut down permanently and probably will when the lawsuits start rolling in