Michigan man whose wife died in meningitis outbreak says tests show he's OK
George Cary's wife, Lillian, died Sept. 30 after falling ill with fungal meningitis
A Livingston County man whose wife died in the national meningitis outbreak has good news: Tests show he doesn't have the illness.
George Cary received pain injections and was treated at the same Brighton-area clinic as his late wife, Lilian Cary, who died Sept. 30. Cary had a spinal tap to check for meningitis more than a week ago. He said on Tuesday there's no evidence of meningitis.
Fungal meningitis has been traced to contaminated steroids made by a Massachusetts pharmacy and sent to clinics across the country. At least four Michigan residents have died.
Separately, a lawsuit was filed Monday in Detroit federal court on behalf of any Michigan resident who may have been exposed to tainted steroids from New England Compounding Pharmacy.
George Cary of Howell lost his wife to meningitis, and how he is at risk of contracting it himself.
Lillian Cary was one of three people in Michigan to die after receiving injections of steroids linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis. Twenty-five people in Michigan have contracted meningitis in the outbreak.
After Lillian Cary's funeral Tuesday morning, husband George Cary and his daughters met the media.
The first thing George wanted everyone to know was how wonderful and lovable his wife was.
"She had the attitude and spunk that just made her a remarkable person. Everyone that met her fell in love with her," Cary said.
-- Lillian Cary