Minnesota reports 12th fungal meningitis case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has reported its 12th confirmed case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak linked to tainted steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy.

Assistant state epidemiologist Richard Danila (dan-IL'-luh) says the new case is a Twin Cities area man in his 50s who received an injection at a metro clinic.

Danila says he had some symptoms earlier but got better. However, in the last few weeks, his symptoms including headaches got worse again.

Danila says the man had a spinal tap earlier but the results were borderline. He says officials weren't able to confirm he had fungal meningitis until he underwent a second spinal tap recently.

Danila says the man was not hospitalized.

While the pace of new cases is slowing down, Danila says the new case shows more are possible.

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