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Tue October 16, 2012
Michigan Man Dodges Meningitis That Killed Wife
Tests show a Livingston County man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak doesn't have the illness.
George Cary received pain injections and was treated at the same Brighton-area clinic as his late wife, Lilian Cary, who died Sept. 30. Cary had a spinal tap to check for meningitis more than a week ago. He told The Associated Press on Tuesday there's no evidence of meningitis.
Fungal meningitis has been traced to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and sent to clinics across the country. At least four Michigan residents have died.
Separately, a lawsuit was filed Monday in Detroit federal court on behalf of any Michigan resident who may have been exposed to tainted steroids from New England Compounding Pharmacy.