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Page last updated 03/26/13

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor is treating the majority of Michigan patients who have contracted fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections between Aug. 9 and Oct. 5, 2012.

Fungal meningitis is NOT contagious; it cannot be transmitted from person to person. The current outbreak is associated with a contaminated medication that is injected into the body. No SJMHS hospital, health center or facility has received the contaminated supplies of steroid injections. Patients who have received steroid injections inside an SJMHS hospital or pain clinic are NOT at risk for this meningitis

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has been treating cases that meet the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) definition of fungal meningitis in patients who received epidural steroid injections from one of the following four non-St. Joe clinics identified by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)

  • Michigan Neurosurgical Institute in Grand Blanc
  • Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton
  • Neuromuscular & Rehabilitation in Traverse City
  • Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren

If you have recently received an epidural steroid injection from another provider, and you are experiencing fever, neck pain or headache, please contact your physician or go to an Emergency Department.

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