Meningitis kills Michigander after Ind. injection

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The family of a southern Michigan woman says it believes she died of fungal meningitis after receiving two injections of a tainted back pain medication at a northern Indiana clinic.

Lisa Ann Durbin says her grandmother, 89-year-old Pauline Burema of Cassopolis, Mich., died Wednesday at a daughter's home in Bristol, Ind.

Durbin says the family awaits autopsy results to confirm the cause of death. However, doctors told the family they believe Burema had contracted meningitis from shots she received Aug. 22 and Sept. 8 at OSMC Outpatient Surgery Center in Elkhart. She says Burema was found unconscious in her home Oct. 3.

The CDC confirmed an Indiana fungal meningitis death Thursday, and a Michigan Community Health Department spokeswoman says it was a Cass County, Mich., resident. Cass County includes Cassopolis.


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