Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Newsbite: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Protective Antifungals?

There are up to 14 000 people in the US suspected of having been exposed to the contaminated steroid injection solution that has so far been detected in 300 people. Questions are being asked about whether or not those suspected of being exposed should be given protective antifungal medication even if they are showing no signs of illness. Unfortunately giving antifungal medication is not to be taken lightly as it has many side effects, even risks to health for some people so indiscriminate dosing is not recommended at this stage. more...

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