Michigan man whose wife had meningitis learns he too has illness
By Associated Press
(Credit: Associated Press) George Cary
(Credit: foxnews.com) Lilian Cary
DETROIT (AP) -
A Michigan man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak says he's in a hospital being treated for the same illness.
George Cary told The Associated Press that he began having severe headaches Friday, just days after being told that initial tests in early October showed no evidence of meningitis.
The 65-year-old Livingston County resident didn't disclose the name of the hospital in a statement Wednesday. Cary and wife Lilian Cary were treated for back and neck pain at a Brighton-area clinic that used contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy.
The tainted drugs have been linked to fungal meningitis, which has sickened 308 people in many states and has killed 23.