Man Whose Wife Died of Meningitis Now Has It, Too

Michigan couple each got steroid injection
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 5:54 PM CDT

(Newser) – George Cary lost his wife to the outbreak of fungal meningitis that has killed 24 people so far, and now he has to deal with the disease himself. The 65-year-old Michigan resident tells the AP that he is hospitalized and undergoing treatment. Both he and his wife, Lilian, got shots for back and neck pain at a clinic that used contaminated drugs from a New England pharmacy. Lilian died late last month, and George developed symptoms last weekend.

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"I am feeling much better," he says. "The doctors will monitor liver and kidney function and how well I respond to the side effects." (Read more meningitis stories.)

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