First Fungal Meningitis Case Reported in Pennsylvania

It turns out Pennsylvania won’t be spared the fungal meningitis outbreak that has spread across the United States: The Department of Health has reported the state’s first case, a patient who in July  received a contaminated epidural steroid injection at Altoona’s Allegheny Pain Management. The good news? That patient is still alive—hospitalized and receiving medicine to control the infection. Nationally, there have been 206 cases—including eight in New Jersey and 15 in Maryland—and 15 deaths total, spread over 15 states. Authorities say the fungal meningitis is not contagious. [NBC 10]