Fungal Meningitis Scare: So Far, So Good

Two weeks ago my daughter received a phone call from her doctor's office. The news wasn't good. She had received steroid injections made by the New England Compounding Center and the injections were contaminated. The FDA has shut down the pharmacy, but my worries still exist. It can take weeks for fungal meningitis to develop. A spinal tap revealed no mengitis, yet my daughter, and other family members are living lives on hold. We watch and wait for something to happen. To date, 300 people have developed fungal mengitis and health officials expect to find more. About 75 health care facilities received contaminated medicine, according to the CDC. My daughter sent me an email and the subject line said "So far, so good." Let's hope things stay that way.